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April 22, 2018

Several skill development initiatives launched to enhance employability : Minister Ch. Lal Singh

Jammu: Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Ch. Lal Singh, on Tuesday said that the government has launched several skill development initiatives to enhance employability among youth in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to an official spokesman, Singh said this at the one-day National Conference on Skill Enhancement Courses & Employment Generation (SECEG-2017) organized by the Department of Chemistry at the Auditorium of GDC Kathua.

After releasing the Abstract Book on one-day National Conference, Lal Singh said that productive and formal employment generation depends on the availability of an adequately skilled labour force, adding that this can be achieved through sustained investments in skills development and fostering opportunities for decent job creation through entrepreneurship.

He said that to close skill deficit and increase employability, a range of policies and strategies are framed by the Central as well as State Government to address work-relevant education systems, career guidance, life-skills, and technical, vocational education and training schemes, along with on-the-job training in both formal and informal sectors.

Underlining several initiatives launched by the present dispensation to provide skill development training and enhancing the employability of unemployed youth, Singh said that these schemes should be discussed with students in colleges so that opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talents of the youth can be created.

He further said that J&K has unique requirement in skill based training depending on the natural resources, industry and native trades.

He claimed that the government has embarked on skill development missions to meet the aspirations of youth through training, enhance employability and employment. “Several training partners, academic institutions and vocational training centers are actively involved in a range of programs that enable livelihoods, increase productivity and income levels of people in the state,” he added.

Principal, Prof Kartar Chand assured that this National Conference shall provide information to the students and faculty regarding job opportunities to be created due to skill enhancement courses. He also said that deliberations during the conference shall prove fruitful for all the participants.

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