Shimla : Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN) has set a target to introduce flagship training program and employment support to 65000 youth of the state during coming next five years for which an ambitious Asian Development Bank aided project of Rs 650 crore was being implemented at 80:20 and the state government had already provided its Rs 130 crore share.
HPKVN, Director of BoD, Vikramaditya Singh said that a road map for skill development, training and employment for students passing out from higher secondary level, school drop-outs, un-skilled workers, unemployed youth, informal sector workers, women, differently-abled and other disadvantaged groups was being prepared. He said the skill training and quality vocational training would remain the major thrust of the Nigam.
He also added that the state had its distinct handloom and handicrafts which were at the verge of extinct and the major focus had been given on its revival and makes it economically viable by providing training to the rural youth in this field for which seven Rural Livelihood Centers had been set up across the state.
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