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Dispur to impart skill development training to 10 lakh youths

Patowary iugurates training course at ITI


GUWAHATI, Feb 23: Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said that during the next five years as many as 10 lakh youths of the State would be imparted skill development training.

Iugurating a three-month residential Industrial Sewing Machine Operator Training Course for under-privileged girls and a 45-day commercial LMV Driving Training Course for under-privileged boys at ITI for Women, Guwahati here today, Patowary said that in the first year1.50 lakh youths would be given skill development training.

The Minister further said that the Government has decided to open online registration facilities at Guwhati and Jorhat employment exchange. 

The training courses have been funded by Guwahati Refinery under its CSR initiatives in collaboration with the Directorate of Employment and Craftsmen Training, Assam to provide training for 20 boys and 20 girls from BPL families to support them in leading a sustaible self-employed life.

Minister Patowary hoped that acquirement of vocatiol skills will eble the students to be self-employed in future and appreciated the efforts of Guwahati Refinery in this regard.

He added that the new skill department has been created in line with the tiol mission to create a pool of skilled force for the state and country as a whole. He further stated that the new department has envisaged to skill 1, 50,000 youths per year who will be employable at different industrial sectors.

An MoU was signed between Samsung Electronics and Directorate of Employment and Craftsmen Training to offer Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement Course by Samsung at the institute. The MoU was signed by Deepak Bharadwaj of Samsung and R R Bora , Director, Employment and Craftsmen Training, Assam.  

Patowary said that Government has requested Samsung to set up four more skill development centres in the State.

“We have also appealed to Tata, ONGC, and Skipper to open such centres here,” he said.

The Minister also distributed stipends to 78 trainees as fincial assistance to boys and girls while they trained themselves up at the ITIs under the Kamala Bezboruah Memorial Trust.

Veteran jourlist Dhirendra th Bezboruah deliberated on the need of creating skilled human resources according to the need of modern era.

 Bezboruah said that Kamala Bezboruah Memorial Trust was constituted in memory of his mother.

“There were two significant aspects in the life of my mother. She got married at the age of ten and lost her husband at 24. She was very sincere and wanted to do every work very perfectly,” he said.

 Bezboruah said that she did not like insincerity.

Additiol Chief Secretary KV Eapen said that skilling youths is one of the priority areas of the government and hence it is collaborating with the public and private sectors, adding that the Government has also tied up with ITE Education Services, Singapore for the purpose of establishing a North East Skills Centre (NESC) in Guwahati.

MLA, Hajo Suman Haripriya also lauded the efforts of the Government and the underlined the importance of imparting skill training to the youths.