Odisha government is set to receive financial assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for USD 85 million loan to improve skill development eco-system in Odisha and to establish an advanced skill training centre at Bhubaneswar. The new project will help over 1.5 lakh people learn skills in priority sectors, including manufacturing, construction and services for formal employment.
The new skill centre will deliver eight training courses for 13,000 full-time students, provide training for 5,000 teachers, and train 1,000 assessors.
The project also involves an entrepreneurship incubation centre, a career counselling and placement centre, a curriculum design and development centre, and education technology deployment centre.
The project will support a network of Government ITIs and develop skills and capacity of polytechnics, college of engineering, and other private skilling centres