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MSDE Collaborates With BDL To Promote Apprenticeship Training

HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Jan 23: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) joined hands with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), under the aegis of the Ministry of Defense for creating a robust apprenticeship training framework to address the need for the skilled and future-ready workforce in the Central Public Sector Undertaking and Industries.

As part of the collaboration, more than 250 apprentices have been engaged in the BDL facility in Hyderabad where the ‘Astra’ missile is being manufactured. Notably, the apprentices will be provided on-the-job training in different sections of the facility along with receiving exposure to other industries, enabling them to develop better expertise in the sector and become a part of the progressive job market entailing high capital trades like CNC operator and programmer, machinist, welder, and turner.

Further, a team from MSDE visited the facility recently and interacted with the apprentices who extended their gratitude towards Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for creating pathways for India’s youth to work at this world-class facility, enhancing their capabilities, and improving their career prospects.

Extending a token of appreciation to Pradhan, Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “Central Public Sector Undertakings and Industries are pivotal in accelerating the growth of the nation and play a significant role in generating employment prospects for the youth.

The ministry is committed to increasing the number of apprentices by maximizing their potential and has launched several initiatives to assist them in developing industry-relevant skills. It is my firm belief that by initiating such collaborations, we will be able to build credible pathways so that apprenticeship receives the respect that it deserves for hands-on learning and improving the employability of our youth.”

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