Assam govt resumes skill training programmes post-lockdown

Skill training in the post-lockdown period under Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) was started by Assam Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship department minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on November 4.

Patowary inaugurated the skill training programme through virtual platform in the training centres across 33 districts in state.

Speaking on the occasion, he extended his good wishes to all the training providers and to all candidates.

He emphasised on skill development so that employment opportunities can be created for a large number of unemployed youth.

He mentioned that ASDM placement linked skill training program was launched in December 2017 with a vision to provide short term training to the youth of Assam.

However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, all training centres across the state were closed from March.

Now as per government’s notification, the centres are being reopened by maintaining all COVID-19 protocols and the ceremonial launch was organized to remove apprehension among the candidates and to regain the positive atmosphere in the skill training ecosystem, for large scale participation of the youths of the state in the upcoming training program.

Till date, ASDM has trained 1,18,585 candidates. For the FY 2020-21, total target of 26,600 has been allotted to 396 training centres, covering 33 districts in 24 sectors and 83 unique job roles.

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