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Himachal starts skill development scheme

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Shimla, June 19: The Himachal Pradesh government is making efforts to strengthen skill development activities and infrastructure. For this, a Rs 640 crore ADB Exterl Assistance Project was approved for supporting skill development, an official here said on Sunday. Skill Development Policy Him Kaushal — 2016 has been approved by the government to empower the unemployed youth in the age group between 15 and 45 years, a government spokesperson said. He said the policy envisages enhancing learning and employment opportunities of the targeted groups to strengthen the economic growth of the state and bridge the gap of skill deficit between the state and tiol level. The state has also established Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam, which would act as an overarching outfit for implementation of the skill development policy and programmes. It would endeavour to achieve uniformity of qualifications, standards, training tools, accreditation for the state in alignment with tiol standards. Training would be provided by the government institutes and departments, private sectors and industries/industrial associations. Multipurpose training and marketing centres would be developed in rural areas at industrial training institutes in a phased manner and would be aligned as per the needs of the local youth. These centres would operate in a hub and spoke model with each centre and would be monitored by District Skill Development Centre. (ians)

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