In yet another positive step towards technological transformation, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced its plan to initiate a training program for 5G technology as part of the Skill Development Mission. The program aims to equip youth population with necessary skills in emerging and future employable technologies.
According to the official statement from the state government, 5G technology is regarded as the technology of the future. The government believes that there will be a significant demand for youth trained in 5G technology within the telecom sector. India is investing heavily in the implementation of 5G technology, which is expected to revolutionize the entire telecom ecosystem, encompassing hardware, software, and services, which are crucial for the successful deployment of other future technologies such as IoT and M2M communicative computing. Thus, the UP government seeks address this future requirement by empowering the youth with 5G training, says the official statement.
The program proposes a target of training and providing employment to at least 1,000 candidates within eight months. It is expected that the program will commence soon in five out of the eight selected districts, which include Lucknow, Kanpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Moradabad, Agra, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, and Prayagraj.
Besides, with an estimate spending of over Rs 2.8 crore, the program also envisages three courses. These are –
1. Telecom Rigger – 5G and Legacy Networks: To train 360 candidates in 450 hours, with an expenditure of more than Rs 22,000 per candidate and a total cost of around Rs 80 lakh
2. Technician 5G – Active Network Installation: To run for 570 hours, in which a total amount of more than one crore will be spent on 360 candidates
3. Project Engineer – 5G Networks: To be completed in 660 hours, costing more than 90 lakhs with 280 candidate
To ensure the successful rollout and implementation of the initiative, a five-phase strategy has also been formulated. This phased plan will cover various aspects such as student enrollment, pre- and post-enrollment counseling, monitoring and evaluation, placement support, and ongoing mentoring and feedback for the youth, as outlined by the UP government.