Y.S. RANA, CHANDIGARH—One of the prime minister Modi’s key election planks on which he got a historic mandate was job creation. The government has begun to move fast on the issue for creation of skilled workforce in the country. In such a scenario indulgence and thrust of the Chandigarh NSS Cell in collaboration SIBIZ Infotech under PMKVY in skilling up programme, one can surely look forward to a perfect future for unemployed. It has taken a small step to impart training to drop-outs or pass-outs in Chandigarh to meet the demand of industries in the region of skilled manpower.
Recently, the Cell has taken a small step to impart training to drop-outs or pass-outs youth in Chandigarh to arm them with skill to meet the demand of industries in the region. Recently, it has organized a fair where nearly 1000 students have participated. Of these, first batch of 250 have been selected to skill in four trades. These are IT related; tourism and hospitality; Retail and marketing and automobile. They are being provided skill development training at Choudhry Devi Lal Bhavan, Sector 27, Chandigarh; IT Park Campus and SIBIZ campus at Mohali
While talking to Bikram Rana, State Liaison Officer, NSS Cell, Chandigarh said that as India grew young. It provided an opportunity to them to become global talented skilled workforce. Hence, job creation has become the primary imperative for the country. The Cell would arrange and forward students to the SIBIZ Infotech for skill development. At the time of registration trainees were required to Rs 800 as registration fee but at the end of the course they were refunded Rs 1000 each. Objective behind this idea was to inculcate the spirit of sincerity among the trainees.
He further said that duration of the training depending on the nature of trade. Usually it was between three weeks to three months, he added. The company would also arrange for their placement as per requirements of the industries, he said.
The official of the SIBIZ said that the skill level and educational attainment of the workforce was the key to productivity as well as employability in the changing industrial climate. They were also planning to add more trades under the programme, he revealed.
He further stated that it was estimated about 50 to 70 million jobs will be created in India over the next five years so this additional employment avenues will require skilled workforce. As of now country was far behind in imparting skill training as compared to other countries. India has only 5 per cent skilled workforce. Only 10 per cent of total workforce received skill training and 80 per cent of the entrants into the workforce did not have the chance for skill training, added the official.