Skill development of State
Guwahati (July 28, 2014) :
In view of the huge demand for youths of Assam in various vocational engagements across the cities of the country, the State Government is embarking on an ambitious venture involving training and skill upgrade in all the development blocks of Assam.
"This is a collaborative programme with the National Skill Development
Corporation. It accords thrust on enhancing the employability of our
youths through training and exposure," State Industries and Commerce
Minister Pradyut Bardoloi told mediapersons today.
Bardoloi said that the multi-disciplinary skill development programme
would seek to establish tie-ups with trade and commerce bodies, besides
professional service providers so that the youths could compete in
a demand-driven environment.
"Youths of Assam and other parts of the North-east have a special
knack for excelling in vocational engagements in sectors such as security
in establishments, hospitality, IT, etc. With skill improvement, our
youths stand to perform better and earn more," he said.
According to a study by the Industries and Commerce Department, eight
lakh youths of Assam are engaged in professional vocational activities
across the country, especially in the metropolises and cities. Of
these, four lakh are employed as private security personnel. This
work force has been responsible for an inward remittance of Rs 280
crore to their home State during 2012-13.
Stating that the Centre needs to support the State Government's initiative
in a big way, Bardoloi also appealed to Union Sports, Youth Affairs
and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
to help sustain the endeavour.
"We have already sent a proposal to the Centre in this regard.
I appeal to Sarbananda Sonowal, who is a representative of Assam in
the Union Cabinet, to throw his weight behind the venture," he
Courtesy: by Office release.