Bhopal: A three-day Joint Review Mission of the World Bank-aided professional education improvement project opened in the state capital on Wednesday.
Inaugurating the meeting, Principal Secretary Technical Education Jaideep Govind said fulfilling the human resource requirement of the country, assessed at around 50 crores in 2022, is a major challenge.
Noting the need for training in accordance with global benchmarks, he lauded the help extended by the World Bank, under the project.
He informed that the process of establishing a mission for training youths between 14 and 25 years of age is underway.
Outlining the achievements and shortcomings in terms of targets assigned to various states, Director General of Union Government Employment and Training Department, Sharda Prasad, said that the success of the project is quantified by the number of youth directly benefitting from the scheme in terms of employment.
Apart from Madhya Pradesh representatives from Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Lakshadweep and Jammu & Kashmir are also attending the meeting.
Madhya Pradesh best state
Adding yet another feather in its cap, Madhya Pradesh has been adjudged the best state in terms of implementation of the project and 28 industrial training institutes in the state have been selected to be developed as Centers of Excellence.