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Venkaiah Naidu lays foundation for vocational training institute in Hyderabad

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 10, 2018 Published on September 16, 2017

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu today laid the foundation stone for a Regional Vocational Training Institute, Hyderabad, the first of its kind in Telangana aimed at boosting skill development opportunities among women.

The competent authority has approved the expenditure of Rs 19.95 crore for the construction of the RVTI-Hyderabad building. The campus will be spread over approximately four acres of land within the campus of ATI-Vidyanagar, Hyderabad.

Naidu said, “Setting up of RVTI in Hyderabad is one defining step towards women empowerment. It the duty of all government bodies, including gram panchayats, to do everything possible to empower women in society.”

“There is a huge demand for a skilled workforce world over and it is right that we reap our demographic dividend and bridge this demand-supply gap,” he said.

Once established, around 1,000 trainees would be trained here every year. This RVTI is expected to cater to the vocational training needs of 480 women annually in regular courses under the Craftsmen Training Scheme and the Craft Instructor’s Training Scheme. Around the same number of candidates would be trained under various short-term courses in skill areas having a high market demand.

The institute will run courses on Fashion Design & Technology, Architectural Assistantship, Cosmetology, Front Office Assistant, Secretarial Practice (English) and Food and Beverages Service Assistant.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship said, “Women training and their empowerment has been one of the priority areas for the Centre. The participation of women in the workforce in our country will certainly lead to the growth of our nation’s economy. To ensure this, we have the target of setting up one RVTI in each state. MSDE is currently running 17 such institutes across the country.”

Published on September 16, 2017
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