Chandigarh : Punjab government will start career counselling programmes in all state-run high and senior secondary schools, technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi said. In a meeting with senior officials of the Union Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, he stressed on the need of career counselling programme in the state. Channi said the National Skill Development Corporation has agreed to set up counselors training centre in the state, a press release stated. This centre would train the trainers from across the state and these counselors would provide career counseling in all schools and other institutes of the state, he said. The minister also said that the Punjab government would run self-employment training courses for agriculture and allied services under the skill development mission. Punjab Skill Development mission would provide training to farmers and others, he said, adding skill training in agriculture and allied services would be provided by Punjab Agricultural University and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. Channi said the Secretary in Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has, in principle, given approval to setting up Indian Institute of Skills in the Punjab Skill University at Sri Chamkaur Sahib.
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