Aim to train 22K Himachal youth for jobs till end of 2023

Tribune News Service

Shimla, September 19

The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushal Yojana has provided employment to 3,021 youth and training to 5,320 in various sectors in the state. According to a government press release, a target to provide training to 22,000 youth till the end of 2023 has been fixed.

The scheme is a placement-linked skill training programme, which aims to transform poor rural youth into economically independent and globally relevant workforce. The beneficiaries of the scheme have received employment in the state and in neighbouring states as well.

As per the release, the scheme has proven to be an effective rural development initiative for poor, rural youth. Such youth in the 15-35 age group, specially abled people, women and those from weaker sections, up to the age of 45 years, are covered under the scheme. The programme has an outcome-led design with guaranteed placements for at least 70 per cent trained candidates.

“Under the scheme, free training is being provided along with hostel facility. A training of three to 12 months is being provided in various courses under the scheme. Post-placement training of one year is also provided to the beneficiaries of the scheme,” the release said.

Presently, a one-year training is provided in fields related to apparel, hospitality, green jobs, beauty and spa, sewing, baking, storage, unarmed security, electricals, sales, accounting, banking sales and computer hardware under the scheme.

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