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NSDC,Dalmia Bharat ink pact for skill training to 60k in 10yrs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Dalmia Bharat Foundation today signed an agreement to impart vocational and skill training to 60,000 unemployed youth over the next 10 years across the country.

Under the 10-year agreement, vocational training will be imparted to benefit the country's youth across various sectors like apparel, beauty & wellness, retail, auto, healthcare, construction, agriculture, etc.

Under the programme, 70 per cent of the candidates will be assured employment in sectors and job roles in which they get trained.

"For all training that happens through our partners it is mandatory that atleast 70 per cent people (who get certified) have to be employed or self-employed. We only give soft loans to people who make this commitment," NSDC CEO Jayant Krishna told PTI.

The duration of these training programmes will vary from three to six months. Upon successful completion, trainees will receive a certificate from NSDC/Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).

"Our target is to skill 60,000 people over 10 years. In the first year we will be setting up three Centres of Excellence and scale it up to 10 centres. We have done some preliminary surveys and are designing the courses accordingly.

"The overall project cost is 4.65 crore we have committed 1.40 crore and the rest is the NSDC soft loan," Gautam Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Group said.

The first year of partnership will see three training centres at Trichy, Rourkela and Belgaum be set-up that will roll out skill training for local youth.

Dalmia Bharat Foundation's overall targets is to set up a network of 8 Livelihood Skills Training Centres at Tamil Nadu (Trichy), Andhra Pradesh (Kadapa), Karnataka (Belgaum), Uttar Pradesh (Sitapur), Assam (Guwahati), Odisha (Rourkela and Cuttack) and Jharkhand (Bokaro).

In addition to these new facilities, existing ITIs at Dalmiapuram and Rajganjpur and one handloom cum weaving training center at Umrongso (Assam) will also be leveraged.

National Skill Development Corporation, through its skill ecosystem will ensure that the courses run in these centres are all aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) which is a competency based framework that organises all qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude.

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First Published: Wed, May 04 2016. 18:07 IST