Sh G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister, MDoNER, Government of India inaugurates the project, also Flags off “TELECOM SKILL ON WHEELS”
: Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER), Government of India, today officially inaugurated the “5G Experience Centre at Tech City, at Guwahati.” This initiative is a project by the North Eastern Council, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, and is executed by AMTRON, Government of Assam, in collaboration with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to advance 5G use case applications in the North Eastern Region.
During the event, Minister also flagged off the ‘Skill on Wheels’ project by TSSC. The project aims to enhance skills and provide certification to candidates in various telecom industry roles through NCVET Certified Courses offered by TSSC. These courses, funded by the North Eastern Council, are aligned with NCVET norms under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India. Additionally, MOOC Courses, in line with TSSC Norms, are available in digital format for online access.
On the occasion, Sh G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister, MDoNER, Government of India said “Based on this vision, North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER has 100% funded the rolled out India’s first 5G Training Labs and 5G Health Use Case applications on a large scale across all 8 NE States. This project was executed by AMTRON in collaboration with various Government Agencies like the Ministry of DoNER, Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Sector Skill Council etc. This project was completed across all 8 States in a record time of around 75 days which is a record for any project of North Eastern Council under the policy of “Act First & Fast For North East”. The 5G Labs shall help the youth from North East to gain skills relevant in Industry 4.0 and take optimal advantage of fruits of knowledge economy which can help NE to improve many of its gaps in SDG 2030 Goals. TSSC (Telecom Sector Skill Council) also successfully imparted Master Trainers for 5G Labs.”
Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council said “The unveiling of state-of-the-art 5G Experience centre at Tech City, Guwahati, is a significant milestone to increase the upskilling of North Eastern youth, it will also ensure livelihood enhancement for the local youth. This is in line with TSSC commitment to skilling youth of India in telecom job roles. We are thrilled to showcase this facility and demonstrate the immense potential it holds for the future,”
This initiative represents an advancement by NEC and TSSC toward the vision articulated by Hon’ble Prime Minister during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of NEC on 18-12-2022. The Prime Minister emphasized the strategic utilization of “Asht Lakhmi” for the development of North East, with a significant focus on leveraging 5G Technology and digital connectivity. This emphasis aims at fostering job creation, achieving various socio-economic developmental objectives, and meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2030 targets in the North Eastern Region.
Telecom Sector Skill Council is an industry led apex body, a not-for-profit organization, committed to developing a world class skilled workforce for the telecom industry. The organization is a collaboration by Cellular Operators Association of India, India Cellular & Electronics Association and National Skill Development Corporation under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Department of Telecommunications. TSSC has trained more than 1 million people and has taken lot of new initiatives like Digital Learning Platform (https://learning.tsscindia.com/) & Telco Jobs (https://telcojobs.in/) for giving placement to candidates, and continues to strive forward with a commitment to sourcing locally and place globally through high quality skill development.
Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd. take pride in being amongst the first focused software services companies in North Eastern India, also being amongst the first to launch software products way back in 1989. Besides, with over 24 years of experience in delivering solutions in Telecom and the IT-domain, AMTRON happens to be the pioneers in finding IT-enabled solutions of the future.
The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The North Eastern Council was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament.The constitution of the Council has marked the beginning of a new chapter of concerted and planned endeavour for the rapid development of the Region. Over the last fifty years, NEC has been instrumental in setting in motion a new economic endeavour aimed at removing the basic handicaps that stood in the way of normal development of the region and has ushered in an era of new hope in this backward area full of great potentialities.