Panaji (Goa): Information Technology Minister Rohan Khaunte today announced that government intends to promote Goa as a preferred IT destination.
Minister said that the proposed IT Park at Chimbel and Electronic System Design and Manufacturing Park (ESDM) at Tuvem will create employment opportunity to nearly 10,000 people at the beginning.
“With the kind of IT policy we will be offering along with schemes for Startups, we are sure that the immediate brain drain will stop. We want to promote Goa as a preferred IT destination,” Khaunte told the House.
The Government recognizes that education and skill development that is aligned to the requirements of the industry are vital for a robust start-up eco-system, he said adding hence Government is committed to continuously improving the employability of Goan IT Professionals.
“The Department of Information Technology is planning to implement Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for skill enrichment of youth in the area of IT. MOOC platform will work in close coordination with the educational institutes as well and offer bridge – gap education & skills,” he added.