From Trishna Pegu Doley
Ceremonial Launch of Assam skill Development mission Skill Training Program for 2020-2021 was held today at the office of the Skill Development Mission, Katabari. Minister of Skill, Employment & entrepreneurship Department Chandra Mohan Patowary inaugurated the skill training Program through virtual platform in the training centres across 33 districts in State. Inaugurating the programme he expressed his good wishes to all the training providers and to all candidates.
Minister Patowary emphasis on skill development of the manpower so that employment opportunities can be created to a large numbers of unemployed youth. Honourable Minister added 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 to provide gainful employment. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, all the training centres across the state were closed from March 2020. Now as per Government’s notification, the centres are being reopened by maintaining all COVID protocols.
The ceremonial launch is being organized to remove the 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 by maintaining all COVID Protocols and also to motivate the Training Providers to gear up the skilling activity for overall vibrancy and effective implementation of the programme in the greater interest of the development of the state.
Till date ASDM has trained 1,18,585 candidates. For the FY 2020-21, total target of 26600 has been allotted to 396 training Centres, covering 33 districts in 24 Sectors and 83 unique job roles. The ceremonial function was started with lighting of lamp by all the dignitaries present on dais followed by welcome address from Anand Prakash Tiwari, IPS, MD ASDM. Dr. K.K Dwivedi, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship Department (SEED) has elaborated the objective of the programme and stressed on role of training partner to attain the ultimate goal of skill training. Juri Deka Thakur, IAS , Secretary , SEED; Pushpanjali Das ,Addl. Secretary ,SEED and Deba Prashad Mishra , Director , DECT were also present.