To ensure all-round development of college students, the State Government will be launching ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Jeevan Kaushal Vikas Karyakram’ (Chief Minister Life Skills Development Programme) for College Youth.
This programme will be started from upcoming academic session, officials informed.
It is noteworthy that objective of this scheme is to enhance employability of college students, and improve their confidence level as well as creative competitive skills. Under this scheme, students will be trained in English language, computer education and behavioral skills. This will improve their employ-ability to greater extent. This scheme will be implemented under National Higher Education Campaign.
As per the instructions of State Government, implementation of this scheme will commence from upcoming academic session, for which State Project Office has issued necessary guidelines to all the Collectors under National Higher Education Campaign.
Moreover, the Chhattisgarh Government will be setting up a state-of-art ‘Technology Incubation Centre’ in the State. The Incubator to be established in Raipur will be a part of implementation of ‘Chhattisgarh Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2015’. The project had been aligned with ‘Start-up India Action Plan’ which was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16 this year. Recognizing the new Start-up wave as a major job creator, the State has a focus on supporting new ideas to become established ventures by developing a conductive Start-up ecosystem, officials informed.
This would be done by way of establishing Incubators and Accelerators, ensuring funding of start-ups, organizing boot camps at school & college level and providing several incentives to the start-ups. The policy focuses on innovation as a driver of social change leveraging technology and venturing into fields as diverse as agriculture, health, education, skill development, mining and tribal development. The policy also has special provisions to ensure and enhance participation of women in entrepreneurship. Notably, the Chhattisgarh Government has also formed the ‘Mukhya Mantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana’.
The project is a major initiative taken by the Government to improve placement rates of fresh college graduates of three and four year degree courses in IT and ITeS sectors, officials informed. The programme envisages providing training to students in such areas of aptitude that are required to successfully navigate the selection process of IT and BPM employers and secure placement. The training will be designed with a view to imparting in-demand skills and abilities in contemporary employment market.
The training will be delivered by leading trainers who will also make necessary arrangements for the employment opportunities for placing a minimum of 60% of the total students undergoing the training programme.
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