New Delhi, January 2023.
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
(MSDE) takes immense pride to join hands with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL),
under the aegis of Ministry of Defense for creating a robust apprenticeship
training framework to address the need for skilled and future-ready workforce
in the Central Public Sector Undertaking and Industries.
As part of the collaboration, more than 250
apprentices have been engaged in the BDL facility in Hyderabad where ‘Astra’
missile, the state-of-the-art air missileis being manufactured.At this facility, three out of five
components of these missiles are being produced. The apprentices will be
provided on-the-job training in different sections in the facility along with receiving
exposure with other industries, enabling them to develop better expertise in
the sector and become a part of the progressive job market entailing high
capital trades like CNC operator and programmer, machinist, welder and turner.
A team from MSDE visited the facility recently and
interacted with the apprentices who extended their gratitude towards Shri Dharmendra
Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for creating
pathways for India’s youth to work at this world class facility, enhancing
their capabilities and improving their career prospects.
Extending a token of appreciation to Shri Dharmendra
Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship,
Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship said, Central
Public Sector Undertakings and Industries are pivotal in accelerating the
growth of the nation and play a significant role in generating employment
prospects for the youth. The ministry is committed to increasing the number of
apprentices by maximising their potential and has launched several initiatives
to assist them in developing industry-relevant skills. It is my firm belief
that by initiating such collaborations, we will be able to build credible pathways so that apprenticeship receives
the respect that it deserves for hands-on learning and improving the
employability of our youth. I congratulate the apprentices for getting
trained by one of India's largest manufacturers in ammunitions and missile
systems in the country, BDL, helping them expand opportunities in both-
traditional and new-age skills.
The BDL is mandated for producing guided missile
systems and allied equipment for the armed forces. They have taken a lead for
the promotion of indigenous, sophisticated, and contemporary missiles through
the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDPL).