Thursday, February 27, 2014

Narendra Modi launched 165 more Skill Training Centres

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today launched 165 more i-KVK Industrial Kaushalya Vardhan Kendras(skill enhancement center)in a function held by department of Labour and Employment in Gandhinagar. Gujarat has already 335 such centers that have trained one million youths in last three years, 60% of them women according to the government. 165 more such centers are opened today to make one center available in every 15 km area.

To provide skill training to 5,000 persons, the government has to spend over Rs. 300 crore(setting of ITI, purchase of machines, salary to instructors etc), but under i-KVK scheme, government ropes in industries to train same number of students just by spending Rs. 22 crore. The students are trained in industrial units by industry people through machines and tools available there. Successful candidates are certified. They are able to get job in same unit or elsewhere.

In a function held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar today, 1100 newly appointed supervisor instructors were given appointment letters. According to state government’s announcement, in last two and half years, 4000 class-3 training instructors were appointed.
Shri Modi also dedicated Kaushalya(skill) raths(buses) that shall go to villages and provide training.

Also launched on this occassion was e-skilling initiative under which a skilling portal connected to 500 skill enhancement centers, 728 ITIs and 3 studios in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara has been made functional.

Chief Minister also launched overseas employment and career information centres in Ahmedabad and Vadodara. Students will be guided about visa, passport, travel, stamping and other issues.