GUWAHATI: With a vision to provide Short Term Training to the youth of Assam to provide gainful employment, state’s skill, employment & entrepreneurship department minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Wednesday inaugurated the skill training program through virtual platform.
Though the Assam Skill Development Mission(ASDM) Placement Linked Skill Training Program was launched in December 2017, all the training centres across the state were closed from March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, as per government’s notification, the centres were being reopened by maintaining all COVID protocols. The ceremonial launch was being organized to remove the apprehension among the candidates and to regain the positive atmosphere in the skill training ecosystem, for large scale participation of the youths of the state in the upcoming training program by maintaining all COVID Protocols and also to motivate the Training Providers to gear up the skilling activity for overall vibrancy and effective implementation of the programme in the greater interest of the development of the state.
Till date, ASDM has trained 1,18,585 candidates in which 86,031 are certified with 48,907 candidates are placed. ASDM has completed 1,94,094 nos under Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL) scheme.
For the FY 2020-21, a total target of 26600 has been allotted to 396 training Centres, covering 33 districts in 24 Sectors and 83 unique job roles and he expressed his good wishes to all the training providers and to all candidates who are going to join the Training Program and advised to maintain all COVID protocols.
Anand Prakash Tiwari, MD ASDM elaborated the objective of the Ceremonial Launch of skill training centres across 33 districts in the state and stressed on the role of training partners to attain the ultimate goal of skill training.