A new programme ‘Nalaya Thiran’ was launched by the state government of Tamil Nadu under ‘Naan Mudhalvan’ (I am the first) project. ‘Nalaya Thiran’ means ‘Tomorrow’s ability’. ‘Naan Mudhalvan’, the umbrella programme of the Chief Minister MK Stalin.
This multi-agency programme has been co-created by Nasscom, ICT Academy and Skill Development Corporation, giving students access to much needed cross-cutting skills.
Under this programme, the industry will get skilled students for employment. Every year about four lakh people will be added to the workforce, of which, nearly one lakh are STEM-related students. The government is trying to implement this programme during 6th or 7th semester.
Under this programme, the state government will train nearly 50,000 college students with knowledge in computer science, electronics and IT domains, skilling them on problem solving using technologies. It is not a pilot programme.
The skill development programme will create a solution for the raising unemployment. Globally, over 20 million jobs were lost due to the Covid pandemic. The students trained under this programme, if they are looking at a problem, they should not look at the books, but mentally solve them and think innovatively using skills learnt in their colleges.