By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, May 3, 2018: The Union government will organise programmes on skill development, livelihood and entrepreneurship for the youths in Odisha on May 5 as part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Rural Development plans to hold the programmes in 164 blocks of 30 districts, Jaykant Singh, Senior Head (State Engagement) of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Thursday told media persons.

Singh said that a state-level programme will also be organised at Habeli ground in Khurda district.

Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the programmes, while Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram will participate in programmes in different blocks under Sundergarh district.

The objective is to create awareness among the youth on government skill development and livelihood initiatives available and to impart to them skills relevant to traditional jobs and market demands.

Attempts will be made to connect youths with various traditional and modern market relevant job skills to cater effective employment opportunity through the courses on skill development programme. The awareness will be created to cater more youth through on job training facilities at various government organizations under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme.

Singh further informed that steps will be taken to modernize the ITIs along with introducing modern syllabus as well as skill certificates will be distributed to the traditional skilled persons who have no certificates till now. Information will be provided to youths for giving opportunity and possibilities for being an entrepreneur through such type of programmes.

Shri Singh has urged locals especially youths to join in these programmes which are going to be conducted throughout the state.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of