Tripura, March 9: Skill development programmes are highly essential to enhance the productivity of the youth and make them employable.
In Agartala, the IL & FS Institute of Skills has been conducting training programmes in hospitality and tailoring that is benefitting a large number of youth in the state by providing them employment.
Many students from the rural areas have come to develop their skills at the IL & FS Institute of Skills at RK gar Industrial growth centre in West Tripura district.
Set up in 2007, it is a joint venture of tiol Skill Development Corporation and IL&FS, a Group Company of several tiolized banks.
The institute has trained around 1,500 students in tailoring and hospitality sector.
Having collaboration with companies in various sectors, the institute has helped in providing placements to its students within Tripura and in places like Bangalore, Cheni and Kerala.
Siddhartha Chaudhury, Regiol Head, IL&FS, Agartala, said the students are getting good placements.
“In job centre also, we are getting a good response. In case of hospitality industry like hotel industry, we have got a job offer from 5 star hotel, 4 star hotel and lots of this placement are happening through Skype interview,” said Chaudhury.
“Our young boys and girls, who have come from rural area, if you look at them now they are more confident after the last three months of training,” he added.
Ashit Debbarma, a trainee here, said that his main motive was to get a good job.
“I came to know about this training from a friend, who after completion of his training has got a job in Bangalore. Hence, I also joined the training so that I can also get a job like him,” he said.
The institute is bridging the demand-supply gap by training youth under its skills programmes for inclusive growth and has a target of covering four million people by 2022.
The training period is of three months during which the trainees receive a stipend other than free hostel facility.
Besides classroom lectures, focus is given on practical training to develop self-confidence in the trainees and prepare them for the competitive market.
This is also advantageous for the employers, who can now hire skilled manpower.
In the hospitality sector, quite a good number of the trainees have been absorbed into various star category hotels and food and beverage chains.
“I did three months training in hospitality from the IL & FS institute. I gave an interview for a job in a 3 star hotel based in Bangalore and have been selected,” said Salim Mia, a trainee.
Salma Begum, another trainee here, said that training would help him earn a good livelihood
“Here I am taking three months tailoring training. I would like to go to Bangalore and work there in order to earn for running my family smoothly. If I do not go outside then also I can earn money here by setting up a shop,” he said.
Skill development programmes in the north-east helps the youngsters to earn a decent livelihood and prevent them from taking up any unlawful activity. It also gives a boost to the state’s economy. (ANI)