Skilled in Odisha’ is on its way to earn a global tag with the state government mulling a tie-up with iconic designer and widely acclaimed innovation leader Tim Kobe. Founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Eight Inc, Tim Kobe is the man behind the original concept of Apple stores and counts multinationals like Nike, Citibank, Tesla, Coke and Virgin Atlantic Airways as his key clients.
“We are trying to showcase Odisha as the most happening hub for skilled manpower. Kobe is scheduled to visit Bhubaneswar on April 29 when we are hosting Odisha Skills 2018, our skills competition. We will seek his guidance on how to make Skilled in Odisha a global brand”, said an official source.
Kobe aside, Odisha’s list of distinguished invitees for its Skills 2018 spectacle includes the country director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and chief executive officer of Institute of Technical Education, Singapore (ITES).
For giving a brand identity of the ‘Skilled in Odisha’ campaign of the state government initiatives, chief minister Naveen Patnaik recently unveiled a logo and the Bhubaneswar Skill City Map.