Srinagar: To ensure quality training is being imparted to the candidates and to understand the challenges of candidates undergoing skill trainings, officials of J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) conducted unscheduled visits to centres who are imparting PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) state component trainings. The centres include AISECT centre, Sopore, Super Computer centre, Anantnag and Evergreen centre, Jammu.
PMKVY is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India aimed to enable youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.
Besides interacting with the training candidates, the visiting team had a detailed deliberation with the administrative staff of these training centres and candidates undergoing training in skill courses such as domestic data entry operator, CCTV installation, field technician, assistant electrician, retail associates, self-employed tailor and computing and peripherals.
Mission Director, JKSDM asked the trainees to focus on their skill training and emphasised on availing job opportunities beyond the state boundaries.
Staff and administrative department of these training centres were directed to ensure that there is no lacuna in the quality of training and trainers. The administrative staff was also asked to explore collaborations with other training centres and organise exposure visit programs for students in and outside the state.
J&K Skill Development Mission is imparting training in 23 skill sectors and 43 skill courses and is training around 15000 youth through its training providers. Earlier, 82 training providers were shortlisted for imparting this training.
Students were assured that training centres and JKSDM will make every effort to provide placements in private sector to all the certified trainees.