Several skill development initiatives aimed to enhance employability, says Minister

Kathua: One Day National Conference on Skill Enhancement Courses & Employment Generation (SECEG-2017) was organized by the Department of Chemistry at the Auditorium of GDC Kathua here today in which Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology Ch. Lal Singh was chief guest.

After releasing the Abstract Book on one-day National Conference, Lal Singh said that productive and formal employment generation depends on the availability of an adequately skilled labour force, adding that this can be achieved through sustained investments in skills development and fostering opportunities for decent job creation through entrepreneurship.

The Minister said that to close skill deficit and increase employability, a range of policies and strategies are framed by the Central as well as State Government to address work-relevant education systems, career guidance, life-skills, and technical, vocational education and training schemes, along with on-the-job training in both formal and informal sectors.

He further said that J&K has unique requirement in skill based training depending on the natural resources, industry and native trades.

He affirmed that the government has embarked on skill development missions to meet the aspirations of youth through training, enhance employability and employment. Several training partners, academic institutions and vocational training centers are actively involved in a range of programs that enable livelihoods, increase productivity and income levels of people in the state, he added.

The Minister also appreciated the efforts of the Department of Chemistry in organising a National Conference on a very important topic.



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