Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday lay the foundation of Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur, which aims to train unemployed youth and make them self-reliant.
The institute has been conceptualised by the Prime Minister during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education, according to an official release.
The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry has joined hands with Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, in this connection.
The ministry has decided to establish six such institutes.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate Kaushal Pradarshini (skill exhibition) for the youth of Uttar Pradesh.
The exhibition will showcase state-of-the-art vocational training practices across different sectors and it will be open for public view at Railway Grounds, Kanpur between December 19 and December 22.
Modi would also launch an array of skill development initiatives for the youths, including the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras and Drivers’ Training Institutes.
The event will witness joint partnerships with various industries that will train and employ nearly four lakh youths over the next 3 years.