Crescent Kashmir

Mapping of youth by UNICEF

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Skill development is in the focus of J&K administration and recently the Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department (SDD), chaired a meeting to review the status of skill mapping of youth in Jammu and Kashmir by UNICEF at the Civil Secretariat.

UNICEF through different programs has been focusing across India and several other countries on skill building, adolescent development and participation besides 21st century skills primarily focusing on soft skills, highly demanded in the current scenario.

UNICEF through its J&K outpost has proposed initiation of skill mapping in J&K considering the excellent initiatives undertaken by the Department of Skill Development, J&K.

J&K to focus its efforts in India under three primary heads viz building pathways for 100 million young people to inspirational economic opportunities and facilitation of 200 million young people to gain relevant skills for productive lives and the future of work.

He said that the Skill Development Department has sought inputs from Higher Education, School Education, Social Welfare and Tribal Affairs departments before the approval from concern quarter. He asked the concerned departments to submit their valuable suggestions regarding improvement in the skill development program and find out the area specific needs.

He also asked them to tie up for long term partnership with UNICEF to create such platform for youth of JKUT to enhance their skills so that they can compete at every level.

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