Bhubaneswar, Jan. 4: The state employment mission has tied up with many firms to set up centres in various districts for providing skill training to 60,000 youths this year.
Companies such as Skylark, Grass Academy, Globsyn Skills, Britti Prasikshyan, Larsen & Tourbro, Seri Sahaj, Gram Tarang, Basix Academy, Team Lease, Construction Industry Development Council, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd, Empower Pragati, Institute of Computer Academy have already been selected as training partners.
The government has set the target of training 1,70,000 youths in 2013. Of them, 60,000 youths will be trained by the state employment mission.
The mission’s skill development training started from September last year and 62 training centres have been set up in association with 14 training partners.
At present, 3,737 candidates are undergoing training in different districts. As many as 2,207 youths have completed their training and 1,345, employed on completion of training.
Director of the employment mission Hemant Kumar Sharma said that around 14 more training partners would be finalised within a month. “The agencies will be asked to open their centres in districts on first-come-first-serve basis,” he said.
The department is also organising mobilisation camps in various districts.
Around one lakh candidates have been enlisted for various training and categorised as per their fields of choice. In a directive to all the district collectors, chief secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik has asked them to prioritise locating and commissioning of training centres for skill development activities in each district.
Patnaik has advised the collectors to keep at least 10 locations ready to set up the centres by January 15, so that the training partners can be tagged up to those places. They have been asked to provide government building accommodation if available or hire private buildings on reasonable rent.
The collectors have also been directed to organise job fairs in their respective districts by end of this year. Patnaik instructed them to make the fairs more focused and result oriented with prior scrutiny and screening.
Secretary of the employment technical education and training C.S. Kumar said the Kausal Vikash Yojana would shortly begin in various districts. Under the programme, the blocks not having government ITI will be eligible for an institute in public-private partnership mode.