SDTE turn towards empowering youths of the state 

The Skill Development and Technical Education Department is entrusted with the

commission of nurturing and strengthening the human resource potential of the State through

provision of qualitative, affordable and accessible technical & vocational education and skill

development programs for all sections of the society with the vision of empowering the youths of the state to become technically competent and join the global workforce, said Sri Pritiranjan Gharai, Minister SDTE.

Addressing the press today at the Geeta Govinda Sadan Minister Sri Gharai said that Skill Development Programme through a sustainable technical and vocational educational eco-system has become one of the flagship Schemes of the Government of Odisha with an overarching mission to bring transformative human development through skilling of youth and making “Skilled-in-Odisha” a global household Brand.

Directorate of Technical Education and Training, Directorate of Employment, Odisha Skill Development Authority, State Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training are the major Directorates/ establishments running under this Department.

There are three Government Technical Universities, viz., Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela , Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla, Odisha University of Technology and Research(OUTR), Bhubaneswar,  4 Government Engineering Colleges and 2 Government Management Colleges functioning in the State.

The four Government Engineering Colleges are Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Dhenkanal, Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Berhampur, Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar, Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi. The two Government Management Colleges are College of IT & Management Education, Bhubaneswar and Institute of Management and Information Technology, Cuttack. Biju Pattanaik Film & Television Institute of Odisha, Cuttack is also functioning under the administrative control of this Department.

Also there are 60 Government ITIs and 34 Government Polytechnics functioning in different districts of the State.

10 major Departments / Govt. Agencies are engaged in skill development activities and they include SD&TE Department through DTE&T and Odisha Skill Development Authority, Panchayati Raj Department, ST&SC Development Department, Tourism Department, Agriculture, Handloom & Textiles, Commerce & Transport, Fisheries & ARD, Electronics & Information Technology Department & MSME Department.

A total number of 16,17,101 youths have been trained under Skilled in Odisha banner. With the objective of global standard of excellence in skill-training, Hon’ble Chief Minister unveiled the logo of ‘Skilled-in-Odisha’ campaign of the State Government in 2018. Since then it has become the mission of SDTE Department to shift the focus from “Skilled” to “Skilled-in-Odisha” and to create an aspirational idea of a brand that the best skilled people come from our State.

Under the Odisha Skill Development Project (OSDP), World Skill Center (WSC) with state-of-the-art infrastructure has been established as the premier skill training institute of Government of Odisha to impart high-end industry-oriented training to the youth of the State to make them Up-skilled and employable for national and international level jobs.

All Districts are covered with at least one Government Polytechnic. In the Financial Year 2022-23, 11 new Government ITIs have been made functional taking the total number of Government ITIs to 60 in the State.  Another 09 Govt. ITIs  would be made operational in the ensuing Financial Year.

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