The North East Skill Centre (NESC) has been formally handed over to the Assam Skill Development Mission by the ITE Educational Services Singapore on July 4, 2022. The NESC is established to offer high quality skills training for the masses especially the rural youth. Senior Minister of Singapore Harman Shanmugaratnam formally handed over the NESC to Assam minister for skill development employment entrepreneurship Jayanta Malla Baruah.
“We are immensely thankful to the government of Singapore for not only helping us in establishing the NESC but also coming forward and showing interest in collaborating with Assam across many sectors which will be mutually beneficial both for the state of Assam and Singapore,” said Baruah. He also added that the connection between India and Singapore dates back to the age of Chola Dynasty and they shared strong commercial, cultural and people to people links.
Shanmugaratnam quoted that Assam has great potential for growth and the projects like Assam Skill Development Mission can be a role model to whole India in terms of vocational education. “Skill needs to be continuously developed and it is an evolving process,” said him during the ceremony. Simon Wong, Singapore High Commissioner to India, Assam industry minister Bimal Borah and other dignitaries were present for the ceremony.
The NESC is built based on a memorandum understanding signed on October 2016 between ITE Educational Services, Singapore and the state government of Assam to develop state of the art infrastructure for imparting skill training to the youth especially in the north eastern region of India.