Skill Development Centers Soon in India Under YES Project


The Government of India has initiated a Pilot Project namely Youth Employability Skill (YES) Project with the objective to enhance the employability of youth by running a variety of employable skills based training courses.

The training will be offered through recognized Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) for about 1000 rural youths and 7000 youth club members in the States of North Eastern Region.

The skill training would be provided by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) through its partner agency. A training programme of three months duration in Rural Retail Sales & Marketing with Information Technology and Personality Development has already been started in July, 2011 in Manipur.

This was stated by Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, in the Lok Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shri Sugumar K.

Source: Press Information Bureau

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  1. Rejoice You Jobless !

    In Aug 2013 , India’s Finance Minister announced a scheme called ,

    “ National Skills Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme “

    Here are the highlights of the schame :

     To impart skills to 500 million youth by 2022 ( i.e. 50 million / year )

     Of these,

    • Private Sector to train 150 million

    • 18 Central Ministries to train 350 million

     Scheme will provide employment as well as post-placement hand-holding for 1-2 years

     A youth trained by an accredited institution will be required to appear for a national skill test before getting a certificate and reward of Rs 10,000 from the Government . Towards this , Govt has set aside Rs 1,000 Crores / year for 1 million trainees

    Now , could the Minister be ignorant of the following ?

     For some 62 years , we have a Apprentice Act ( 1951 )

     Under this Act , private / public sector companies are required to train apprentices in different trades / crafts , for periods of 1 /2 / 3 years

     At the end of such training , trainees are required to appear for their NCTVT exams and pass , to get certificates

     Already thousands of Central / State Govt Industrial Training Institutions ( ITI ) are also imparting such skills training to youths who may or may not have passed 10th standard

     Most companies are using this Act/Scheme to engage such “ Trainees “ in place of permanent workers , to reduce labor costs

    But the Minister does admit that , notwithstanding past efforts on such a massive scale , country as a whole , created only 20 million jobs in 5 years ( 2004-2009 ) ! A meager 4 million / year !

    May be the Minister hopes that this time around , the Magic Wand of a reward of Rs 10,000 , will create a miracle !
    Only his arithmetic does not seem to add-up !
    Every year , 50 million trainees will add-up to a reward of Rs 50,000 Crores !
    Hopefully , the arithmetic will get corrected in time for 2014 National Elections !

     hemen parekh

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