The second skill certification ceremony for the passing out batches of Army Skill Training Centre (ASTC) was held at Manekshaw Centre here on Wednesday.
Mrs Madhulika Rawat, President AWWA (Army Wives Welfare Association) was the chief guest and presented the certificates to successful candidates in four job roles- self employed tailor, data entry operator, assistant beauty therapist and block printing. Candidates securing 1st and 2nd positions in each batch were also awarded cash prizes.
180 candidates were awarded National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) Certificate that has recognition across the country.
Skill courses at ASTC are conducted under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY), the flagship scheme driving Skill India Mission.
This is an outcome of close coordination and cooperation between Ministry of Defence and with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and NSDC. This initiative aims at enabling and empowering Army spouses, wards and widows with care, compassion and empathy to enhance their true self-worth and to become an integral part of the Nation's skilled human resource.
At ASTC, army spouses, wards and widows are provided with the opportunity to undergo skill courses.
NSDC Team affiliated with Army's Skilling Initiatives attended the function along with the teams led by respective CEOs of Beauty & Wellness, IT, Apparel and Handicrafts Sector Skill Councils and IL&FS Skills Development, the Technical Training Partner.
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