Odisha inks deal with Singapore to boost skill ecosystem


Bhubaneswar, November 2, 2017:  Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) and
the ITE Education Services (ITEES), Singapore on Thursday signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) for collaboration on “Skill Development in Odisha”. As
part of the collaboration, 100 Government ITI teachers would be trained at ITE
Singapore in 2018.
The MoU is a landmark initiative by the State Government to transform
the skill development ecosystem in the State.
Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) is an apex body
formed in 2016 by Government of Odisha and ITE Education Services (ITEES) is a subsidiary
of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore. 
As part of the collaboration, ITEES will share ITE’s
experiences in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and
provide consultancy support to OSDA in raising the quality of skill development   and vocational training.
For a start, ITEES will be conducting a “Two-Week Training on
Leadership Development” for 100 leaders of Government-run ITI institutions that
are in the forefront of TVET in Odisha. The 
programme  aims  to develop 
human and social  capital,  contributing 
towards  the community  development 
and enhancing  capabilities  for Skill Development  and Vocational  Training 
in the context  of the State  of Odisha. 
ITEES will also provide TVET consultancy support to OSDA on proposed
Advanced Skill Training Institutes (ASTls) formations for advance skilling of
the youths.
The MoU was signed by Odisha Skill Development and Technical Education
Commissioner-cum-Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh and ITEES Singapore CEO Bruce Poh
in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Patnaik said, “My Government is committed to development of
human and social capital  for enhancing
the capabilities  of our people  and this partnership will go a long way in
fulfilling this objective.”
Odisha Skill Development Authority Chairman said that with the
help of ITEES Odisha can push up the standards of our ITI institutions to global
Bruce Poh said that they look forward to very long term
collaboration between us.

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