Panaji, February 02, 2019 :: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Scheme was launched today by Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Vishwajit Rane, in the presence of Secretary Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri C. R. Garg, IAS, Director  Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri. Deepak Desai, in a function held at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. This scheme is made to Goan youth more Skilful and to reach the requirements of the various Industries,

Speaking on the occasion Shri. Vishwajeet Rane appealed aspiring youth to take up courses made available under PMKVY through which better jobs can be availed from different industry sectors. He also made a point that, considering the forthcoming Mopa Airport Project special efforts shall be made to start aviation related courses as per requirements of Mopa Airport by which Goan youth would be able to hatch larger number of employments that will be generated at Mopa.

Many students who opt for ITI courses lose their interest in the trade in which they are trained as there are few placements or employment opportunities Manpower having expertise in traditional trades are not meeting requirements of modern industries .

To overcome these lacunas courses at Industrial Training Institutes need to be redesign and upgraded to meet the requirement of modern industries. The Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will initiate positive steps towards upgrading infrastructure of ITIs, Minister further added.

Shri C. R. Garg, IAS, said that many people in spite of having good education, are not employable, as they are not fitting with requirement of industries. PMKVY will not only take care of need of various industries for but this skill development program will become great assets for this country,  he opined.

Capt. Kaustav Nath, State Engagement Officer for Goa and Karnataka made detailed presentation on PMKVY scheme.

The PMKVY is a fully funded flagship Skill Development programme of Government of India with a vision of a “Skilled India”, to skill India on a large scale.

Ten Government ITIs in the State will start the process of imparting training to aspiring youth from tomorrow onwards and one private agency Emerge Vocational Skill Private Limited will be imparting training.

The objective of this Scheme is to enable a large number of youth to take up industry-relevant skill training for securing a better livelihood. The Short Term Training courses will benefit candidates who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed. Trainees shall also be imparted training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital Literacy. Duration of the training varies per job role, ranging between 150 and 300 hours.

Shri. Deepak Desai welcomed the gathering. Smt. Alsina Rebello Vocational Instructor compered and Assistant Director Shri. Rajesh Lolyekar proposed vote of thanks.


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