Odisha State Employment Mission identified 16 trades for skill training of youth

Bhubaneshwar : The Project Approval Committee of Odisha State Employment Mission has approved a proposal to impart training to 16,500 candidates in different trades during the year as part of the skill development initiative.

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the respective departments to ensure higher quality in skill training while the Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan added that the international standards should be followed in imparting of driving training and the department should take initiatives of contacting the bulk international employers.

Director, State Employment Mission Rajesh Gopalan presented the proposals and outlined the issues for discussion.

The committee approved the proposal of commerce & transport department for imparting light motor vehicle training to 7000 youth and heavy motor vehicle training to around 2000 youths. Earlier the committee had approved the HMV training for 800 youths.

The target group in LMV training programmes would be SC, ST, Women and BPL candidates. It would be a non-residential programme and total duration of the training would be around 180 hours in 45 days. Candidates who have passed 8 Standard and who are in the age group of 18 to 35 age will be eligible for training.

Around Rs.4.85 crore would be invested for this purpose, said official sources. The HMV training would be residential. The committee also approved the training proposal of Directorate of Technical Education & Training for skill training to 7039 candidates in different trades involving an estimated cost of Rs.10.84 crore.

Around 16 trades in basic automotive servicing, mechanic, accounting, integrated course in hair and skin make up, electrician, gas welder, steel and metal worker, embroidery, industrial sewing machine operator, print publishing assistant, computer hardware assistant etc. Chief Secretary Padhi advised to take up more pragmatic skills having demand in national and international markets.

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