National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) a maharatna company under the ministry of power, has signed its second memorandum of understnding in two months with the National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) .
Under the tripartite agreement NTPC will contribute its CSR funds to support a project to skill 25,000 persons . All programs will be aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), which organises qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude.
Speaking on the occasion, Piyush Goyal, union minister of state (IC) for power, coal and new and renewable energy, said, ''Skill workforce is the backbone for every industry as we cannot progress until unless we have skilled workforce. I would like to congratulate Shri Rudy [Rajiv Pratap Rudy, minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship and Parliamentary Affairs] on the kind of work his ministry is doing. We expect his ministry to work at the grass-root level and polish all the talent in the country to be job ready for not only industries under my ministry but across sectors. We collectively want to set an example for others to follow through this MoU''.
According to Rudy, "Agreements like these will empower the youth and make them employment ready. I would also like to thank my colleague Shri Piyush Goyal for coming forward and recognising the importance of skilled workforce in the country''.
According to the agreement, NSDC through its approved training partners will facilitate providing quality training and placement to the trainees, with focus on self-employment-related training where relevant.