Multi skill development centers to work on “Hub and Spoke Model”

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8 to 10 satellite centers to be attached to the main center   

article35202NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Punjab Government has proposed to set up 4 multi skill development centers (MSDCs) which will be instrumental in equipping the youth of the state with the latest technical know-how.

Stating this, a spokesperson of the Government said that these MSDCs will work on “Hub and Spoke Model”. He said that centers will be established at Ludhiana, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur and Amritsar. While the Hub model would comprise of the main centre, there will be 8 to 10 satellite centers that will be attached to the main centre.

The spokesperson also said that these centers are visualized to operate as skill training-cum-production centers, creating employment as well as providing requisite skilled manpower to industry as per the requirement.out of these centers each would be requiring about 8 to 10 acres of land and the cost accrued would be around Rs. 60 crore approximately other than land. Initially, the 50 percent funds were to be provided by the ministry of labour, Government of India and the rest 50 percent was to be contributed by the State Government, but now these funds would be provided by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, on returnable basis. 50 percent of the funds can be made available by “Building and other construction workers welfare board” against the funds available for the registered workers or their dependents.