The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME is implementing various schemes and programmes to cater to the skilling needs of MSMEs in the country including the State of Odisha. The schemes and programmes, inter alia, include Tool Rooms and Technical Institutions scheme, Technology Centre Systems Programme, Assistance to Training Institutions scheme, National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub scheme, Coir Vikas Yojana, Entrepreneurship Skill Development Scheme, A Scheme for Promotion of Innovation, Rural Industries and Entrepreneurship, etc. under which various types of training programmes are conducted for skilling of youth and re-skilling of already employed manpower.
The Ministry of MSME has set up one Tool Room and Technical Institution, namely, the Central Tool Room and Training Centre (CTTC), Bhubaneswar and its Extension Centres (ECs) in the State of Odisha to promote technology adoption among MSMEs. These Centres conduct various skill development training programmes based on the provision of well structured modular, hands on practically oriented, training for the educated youth and technicians of industries. All courses are regularly updated to keep abreast with global technological advances for smooth assimilation into the digital ecosystem. This Ministry also conducts various training programmes for skill/entrepreneurship development through Khadi and Village Industries Commission, National Small Industries Corporation, Coir Board and National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and field offices of Development Commissioner, MSME.
These Centres work in close association with the local industry associations and academic institutions. CTTC, Bhubaneswar has constituted MSME industry consortium with local industry and signed MOUs with various institutions. National Institute for Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises, Hyderabad has collaborated with CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Material Technology and ASBM University at Bhubaneswar to conduct Advanced Management Development Programmes.