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HRD Ministries in talks to set up skill hubs in schools

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The Ministry of Skill Developmentand Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is in talks with the Ministry of Human ResourceDevelopment (MHRD) to create ‘Hubs of Excellence in Skills’ in schools forstudents from class 9 to 12. The objective of the proposed initiative is toimpart skills to students at an early stage.

Tech-orientedskill

Thehubs will introduce technology-oriented skill programmes in schools. One hubschool will focus on one particular skill and cater to 4-5 schools nearby.

“The idea is to link the SamagraShiksha Abhiyan scheme with the skilling ecosystem to have agreater integration of education and skills. We have offered MHRD, if we can bepart of the skilling component in schools and provide students hands ontraining under the students,” said a source.

Underthis collaboration, MSDE has also offered to provide money that will berequired in implementation of these hubs with the help of Sector Skill Councilsand National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), added the source.

CBSE schools

Inthe pilot stage, the hubs will be introduced in 500 CBSE schools, including 400private and 100 government. As of now, 500 districts have been identified anddiscussion with the CBSE is on to finalise the plan.According to the plan, around 1,000 trainers will be trained acrossthese hubs to impart the chosen skills.