Punjab Government to open two skill development centers on international standards, targeting foreign employment for 15,000 youth

Amritsar : “The government will soon open two skill development centers of international standard in the state,” said adviser to the Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM), Sandeep Gaura.

He stated this after holding a meeting with members of district skill development committee recently. He said skill development would assist students to choose vocation as per their qualification and inclination.

“The Union government has announced to start the ambitious programme of imparting vocational skills to one lakh youth in the state by 2017 and the same programme in the state is being run under Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,” he added. While elaborating he said six skill training centres were opened at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Patiala and Bathinda. Presently, 200 skill training centres were under construction in villages of the state, he added.

He said over 15,000 youths trained in these institutes would get assistance to find employment in foreign countries. Help would also be given to students hailing from impoverished families to get bank loans up to Rs 4 lakh, he added.

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