Jalandhar: After getting the prestigious Smart City and National Irrigation Project, yet another feather has fallen in the kitty of Jalandhar with the setting up of the first ever ‘Skill Centre’ of Punjab under the National Urban Livelihood Mission in the city. The first ever skill centre of the state was supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban poverty alleviation and the Government of Punjab. Under this project, in the first phase, free of cost skill training would be provided to as many as 1491 students belonging to urban poor populace.
This skill centre has been set up at AISECT training centre situated at Rama Mandi and it would enroll the youth between the age group of 18 to 35. In the initial stage, as many as five courses namely Machining assistance, DTH set of box repair and service technician, Showroom hosts, Mutual Fund agent and field technician computing and peripherals would be offered. Additional Deputy Commissioner Girish Dhayalan said that this project was not limited up to the training but also to ensure the employment to the successful trainees as the government would pay the dues to the concerned administrators after the placement of at least 70 percent of trainees.
ADC Dhayalan said, “The district administration has already started the enrollment process for the class 10th passed youth with the assistance of Municipal councilors and a mega camp would be organized shortly for the students for awareness about the future opportunities under the project”, the added. Besides this, the certificates to be issued under this project would have validity across the nation for employment under Skill development plan of Government of India. “The main aim of this project was to provide skill development training to urban poor and ensuring their proper placement”, the ADC added.
Further, to ensure active participation of youth of Jalandhar district, the officials of Municipal Corporation and the Education Department would engage the students for training with the help of Municipal councilors and other elected representatives. Upon successful completion of training programs conveyance cost would also be reimbursed to women and PWD students for Rs 1000 for training centre within the domicile district of candidates and Rs 1500 for outside the domicile district of candidates.
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