Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Skill Centre for filigree craftsmen in Odisha

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Cuttack: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the Skill-cum-Common Facility Centre for Filigree Craftsman here on Saturday.

Under the Skill-cum-Common Facility Centre, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Gems and Jewellery Skill Council of India, in association with EduJobs Academy, are setting up the state of the art training facility for filigree artisans to transform the folk art form of gems and jewellery.

In a bid to help the artisans become self-sustainable, training on marketing strategies, including e-commerce will be provided at the centre, which will also provide the artisans with an opportunity to upgrade their skills and open a window to connect with the global expo market.

The Union Minister also launched a Pipe Fitter-City Gas Distribution (CGD) course which will commence at the Skill Development Institute in Bhubaneswar. The course provides employability in City Gas Distribution, Oil Refineries, Power Plants and other manufacturing industries with piping, vents and ducts for gas, liquid or air.

In a bid to impart formal certification and training to semi-skilled and unskilled workers engaged in the Jagdishpur — Haldia and Bokaro — Dhamra natural gas pipeline (JHBDPL) project being laid in Odisha, Dharmendra also launched the Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Skilling Project.

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