Around 10 lakh to get skill training from engineering colleges within three years
Now, the government to bring in an ambitious plan that aims to impart skill training to more than 10 lakh people. The training will be provided by faculty of engineering colleges to unemployed youth with a vision to make them employable in the next 3 years.
Key Aspects of the programme-
There is no age bar for the candidates who register for training.
-Candidates will not only be trained but also will be provided placement assistance and counseling.
-The programme will begin from the academic year 2016-17.
-The scheme aims to rope 2,500 colleges initially to provide skill training to 100 people each.
-The number of colleges in the scheme will be raised to 3,000 from the next academic year and to 5,000 by 2018-19 sessions.
-At least 10, 12,500 unemployed youth should acquire skills with this scheme.
The scheme envisages colleges and polytechnics which come under the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to be utilized for its implementation. The AICTE has come up with the guidelines for the scheme and many institutions have applied for it. A national-level committee headed by Secretary Higher Education V S Oberoi in the HRD ministry will supervise the implementation of the scheme.
On successful completion of training for 250 hours, the certificate for skilling component would be awarded by the Board of Technical Education or Technical University of the respective state where the institute is located.
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