GUWAHATI, April 30: To upskill the technical staff at the Department of Space in the Indian Space Research Organisation, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) signs an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The MoU was signed by Rajesh Aggarwal, secretary MSDE, and S. Somanath, secretary Department of Space/ chairman ISRO. The program is aimed at creating a formal framework for short-term courses to provide training for the skill development and capacity-building of the technical staff of ISRO as per the industry requirements, in the space domain in the country. More than 4000 ISRO technical employees will be trained in the program over the next 5 years. The location of the training will be the National Skill Training Institutes (NSTI) under MSDE located across India.
The objective of the training program is to boost the skills of various technical staff working across ISRO centers and units under the Department of Space (DOS). With the help of MSDE and its state-of-the-art training institutes across the country, the program will impart training in specific disciplines to upgrade employees’ skill sets as per the latest industry trends and requirements. Under the MoU, ISRO will jointly work with MSDE and associated NSTI to prepare a detailed training calendar, training curriculum, and syllabus to accomplish the larger objectives of the program. ISRO will provide trainee kits to the trainees.
Expressing his views on signing the MoU, Rajesh Aggarwal, secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said, “With the advent of technology and the world moving towards digitization, we must upskill our technical staff across sectors. The upskilling of tech experts at ISRO is a step in that direction. ISRO has been a game-changer when it comes to redefining the space domain at large over the last ten years. These training programs will enable technical personnel to embrace and augment cutting-edge technology, thereby elevating India’s standing in the space domain. We look forward to contributing to their success as they chalk a new future of space for India.”