Bhubaneswar: Singapore and Odisha will further expand their engagement for skill development in the State.

The Singapore education minister, Ong Ye Kung and Odisha’s skill development & technical education(SDTE) minister Premananda Nayak announced this at a high level meeting, held at Singapore on Tuesday. The two ministers reviewed the engagement between Institute of Technical Education (ITEs), Government of Odisha, Government of Singapore and Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) in the meeting and expressed their satisfaction on the progress made on the engagement so far. Both of them have agreed on further expanding the relationship in the area of Skill Development in the State of Odisha. Nayak has also given a proposal to invite 100 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students from Singapore to intern in the State of Odisha. The teacher’s exchange programme for ITIs is working as per the plan. So it has been proposed to include teachers from polytechnics institutions of Odisha to participate in the exchange programme as well. The meeting was held in the presence of Indian ambassador, Javed Ashraf, OSDA chairmanSubroto Bagchi, CEO of ITEs, Bruce Poh, director of ITEs, Boon Tiong, director employment -cum- CEO, OSDA, Rashmita Panda and director, DTET, Reghu G.