On Monday 24th June 2013 Shri Narendra Modi handed over employment letters to youngsters as a part of Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week. In the course of the week, over 40,000 youngsters from across Gujarat would be handed over employment letters. Shri Narendra Modi stressed on the need to make the youth a central part of the development and said that Gujarat’s approach towards skill development has been flexible, broad based, inclusive and with a long term vision. He also urged youngsters to communicate with him on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook and share ideas on skill development initiatives among other things.
Shri Narendra Modi talked about the steps taken by the Gujarat Government for development of ITIs. He shared that like medical admissions, the admissions for ITI would happen online. He also talked about increasing 10,000 seats in ITI for youngsters. Shri Modi declared that youngsters who studied in Gujarat’s ITIs are working overseas and that to not only in Gulf countries but also in USA, Canada etc. Shri Modi spoke about the efforts of the state government in creating Skill Development Corporation and the success of the Kaushalya Vardhan Kendras (KVKs) and declared that over 8 lakh people have gained from KVKs. Shri Modi said that the Government would set up a skill university through PPP model in Vadodara.