Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Friday inaugurated the World Skill Centre, here in the city.

Speaking on the occasion the CM said, ” It gives me a deep sense of satisfaction and happiness on inauguration of World Skill Center.”

Stating, “Skill Development has always been a priority for my government”, Patnaik said, “Our aim is to meet the aspirations of the youth as well as create a pool of increased opportunities for them.”

Lot of emphasis is being accorded by the government to short term, long term and advance skill training through industry collaborations and certifications.

“We are intensely investing in the future of youth by creating infrastructure and mechanism for making them future ready. This will help our youth to stay ahead of the competition in the professional world.”

Within a short span, the results of this investment have added feathers to the Odisha’s Story.

Gold Medal win at World Skill Competition and innovations demonstrated by our skill institutes during the pandemic have set the standards worth emulating.

Our ITIs are amongst the best in the country.

Sustained efforts made by OSDA and Skill Development & Technical Education Department to improve the skill ecosystem of the state are commendable.

World Skill Center will further support our endeavor by providing advance skill training to our youth and prepare them for competing at Global level.

World Skill Center will take a lead in taking a giant leap of transformation from present to future for all Polytechnics and ITIs in Odisha.

World Skill Center will also drive Skill Competitions and will be landing point for all industry collaborations in skill ecosystem.

Patnaik expressed his gratitude to Asian Development Bank and ITE Education Services Singapore for collaborating with Odisha for setting up a premier skill institute at par with global excellence.