Crescent Kashmir

Youth in focus

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While the government of Jammu and Kashmir is stressing on providing skill training to the youth, the Chief Secretary has recently asked his officers to help the youth to get self employed in different sectors.

Principal Secretary, SDD, recently gave insights about the training to be started by the department to upskill the youth identified in the recently concluded Back to Village-4 programme. He asked the Deputy Commissioners to facilitate these youth to get skilled in different trades in the trainings to be started in the first week of January next year.

It was divulged that hundreds of MoUs have been signed till date for establishing industrial units in the UT.  It was revealed that more than 3.37 lakh skilled and semi-skilled workers are estimated to be required in J&K in the sectors of Trade, Tourism & Hospitality, Education & Health, Real estate/Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Food processing, Construction and ITes in the future.

It was further revealed that more than 85000 students are targeted by different government departments and skill imparting agencies in the first phase. It includes training of around 11696 students by SDD, 11371 by RDD, 10840 by IT Department, 6834 by Mission Youth, 5544 by Handloom, 5539 by Social Welfare, 4811 by Higher Education, 4284 by Health, 4226 by Tourism, 4073 by KVIB, 3012 by EDI, 2920 by Agriculture, 2177 by Home, 2115 by Transport, 2039 by Handicrafts, 1846 by Tribal Affairs, 1040 by FCS&CA, 869 by SKUAST, and 584 by I&C Departments.

It was said that the SDD will act as the central agency for maintaining MIS, act as link between departments and agencies like NIESEBUD, and SSCs for syllabus, study material, identification of certified trainers, identification of infrastructure, registration of students on the portal, assessment, certification and post certification assistance. Further SDD will allocate a pool of experts within the Department who will assist the government to achieve the vision & mission of imparting quality training to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.

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