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16,500 more youths to get skill training this FY

Bhubaneswar, Sep 12: In another step towards carrying forward the brand of ‘Skilled in Odisha’, the Project Approval Committee of Odisha State Employment Mission on Monday approved the proposals for training of around 16,500 additional candidates in different trades during the current financial year.

The Committee headed by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the respective departments to ensure higher quality in skill training.

Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan participating in the discussion said that international standards should be followed in imparting driving training and the concerned department should take initiatives of contacting the bulk international employers.

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

The Committee approved the proposal of Commerce and Transport department for imparting light motor vehicle training to 7,000 youth and heavy motor vehicle training to around 2,000 youths. Earlier the Committee had approved the HMV training for 800 youths.

Explaining the proposal, Director Gopalan said that 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. The candidates having Class VIII qualification within 18 to 35 age group would be eligible for this training. Around Rs 4.85 crore would be invested for this purpose. The HMV training would be residential. The LMV drivers having minimum one year experience in driving would be eligible for this course. The duration of the training would be around 240 hours within 30 days. Around 5.32 crore of investment has been estimated for this training,” said Gopalan.

The Committee also approved the training proposal of Directorate of Technical Education and Training for imparting skill training to 7,039 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, arc and gas welder, steel and metal worker, embroidery, industrial sewing machine operator, print publishing assistant, computer hardware assistant, computer network assistant, digital photography, fashion design technology etc have been included in this programme. 

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