The government of Uttar Pradesh is planning to launch a 5G technology training programme for the youth under the Skill Development Mission.

The programme aims to train young individuals of the state by providing them with the necessary training and employment opportunities in future technologies.

According to the proposed targets, the government plans to organise training and employment opportunities for over 1,000 candidates during an eight-month period. The government is targeting five out of eight districts in the state, including Lucknow, Kanpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Moradabad, Agra, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Prayagraj.

Under the programme, three courses, namely Telecom Rigger – 5G and Legacy Networks; Technician 5G – Active Network Installation; and Project Engineer – 5G Networks will be offered.

In the Telecom Rigger-5G and Legacy Networks training program, a total of 360 candidates will undergo training spanning 450 hours and the government will spend Rs 22,000 on each candidate with a total expenditure of around Rs 8 million. Similarly, the course of Technician 5G will run for 570 hours, in which a total amount of over Rs 10 million will be spent on 360 candidates while the Project Engineer course will be completed in 660 hours and would involve 280 candidates and a total cost of more than Rs 9 million to the government.

The total estimated expenditure on these courses is more than Rs 28 million. The implementation of the program will be carried out in five phases.