Bengal plans comprehensive skill policy

The West Bengal government plans to come out with a comprehensive skill policy to boost skilling initiatives in the state.

“We are in the process of formulising a comprehensive skill policy (which is) on anvil and will be unveiled in January,” Technical Education Department Secretary Ritesh Mohan said here today at the launch of The Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council office.

The state government has provided space for IISSSC at New Town for training. The office was inaugurated by state technical education minister Ujjal Biswas and IISSSC Chairman and Tata Steel Managing Director T V Narendran.

Apart from housing, the office of IISSSC and holding conferences and workshops for various aspects of skill development, the space would also be utilised for conducting 'train-the-trainer' programme.

T V Narendran, MD of Tata Steel and Chairman of IISSSC, said the council aimed to create a skill database by identifying the current and future skill requirements, both in terms of numbers and types of skills of iron and steel and allied industries.
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