Dimapur, September 20: A delegation from Government of Nagaland lead by Advisor for Industries & Commerce, and Department of Labour, Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Imnatiba along with Lithrongla G. Chishi, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Industries & Commerce; R. Asenla Kietzar, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary Labour, Employment & Skill Development along with senior officials from both the departments visited New Delhi over the last few days in relation to developing facilities for quality technical and professional training for youth of Nagaland.
During their visit, the delegation met various agencies, institutions and corporates to understand the latest work being undertaken in the field of skill development, training and entrepreneurship, and how it applies in the context of the State of Nagaland.
On September 16, Imnatiba attended the official opening ceremony of “Spotlight in Singapore in Delhi 2019”, Singapore’s premier cultural diplomacy platform. On September 17, a meeting was held between Imnatiba and the delegation with representatives from Furniture & Fittings Skill Council (FFSC). The delegation interacted with Rahul Mehta, COO, FFSC, and Devesh Sharma, Head State Engagements, FFSC, and also visited the FFSC Center of Excellence in Faridabad to better understand the curriculum and training ecosystem.
On September 18, the delegation met representatives of iDreamCareer and TTC to discuss the opportunity of introducing career counseling to school-going students between grades 9th to 12th. The approach towards psychometric evaluation of school-going students for deciding appropriate career paths was discussed in the meeting. They also had a meeting with Shalabh Rastogi, Head Business Development, Ruby Metrology, regarding their “Quick Check Educational Kit” – a skill development tool to create industry-ready human resources and increasing their employability.
Subsequently, they also visited Common Services Centre (CSC) e-governance, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India, where opportunities for convergence on improving the skilling ecosystem in Nagaland were explored. Chief Strategy Officer of CSC shared the prominent services pertaining to the domain like Entrepreneurship Development Program, e-commerce nodes, various government scheme linkages, etc. facilitated by CSC. Further, opportunities for development of ITIs and polytechnic colleges through CSC were discussed during the meeting.
Imnatiba and the delegation also met Devendra Joshi, Chief Manager CSR (HRS), CO, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL), to discuss the modalities of how BPCL can support Nagaland in the setting up of a new Skill Development and Training Institutes and also the rejuvenation of older institutes in the State. He also organized a meeting on the same evening with scholars, experts and entrepreneurs from Nagaland who have been living and working in New Delhi for many years, to get their views for the betterment of Nagaland.
The delegation was assisted during its visit by Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC), a firm with a global footprint, offering sustainable development advisory services.
Imnatiba and industry officials also attended an interaction with FICCI, where he spoke about Nagaland handlooms industry and how the rich heritage of cloth from Nagaland can be leveraged to give a boost to the State economy and provide opportunities for the people of Nagaland to grow. (Page News Service)