KANGPOKPI: With an aim to enable a large number of unemployed Indian youth especially women to take up industry-relevant skill training so as to secure a better livelihood, a skill development program under National Skill Development Cooperation (NSDC) was inaugurated today at Kangpokpi DHQs.
The skill development program was undertaken as part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), which is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). It [the skill development program] under PMKVY was organized by the 38 Assam Rifles under Senapati Brigade in collaboration with the training partner KB Philanthropy 5.
The Jwalamukhi Battalion of the Assam Rifles in collaboration with KB Philanthropy 5 kicked off three month training for 120 unemployed women of Kangpokpi district at the Vocational Training Centre located near the Assam Rifles post at Kangpokpi.
The inaugural function was attended by Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District, KSO Sadar Hills, KWU Sadar Hills including the local bodies such as KTC, KWWO and KYU apart from the Assam Rifles officials and the trainee.
The 38 Assam Rifles along with the CSOs coordinated and provided the infrastructure requirements as per the NSDC guidelines for smooth conduct of the training program. The training support including the instructors and sewing machines for conducting the training is being facilitated by the training partner.
The training partner KB Philanthropy 5 provides training support including instructors and sewing machines for conducting the training. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
A total of four batches will be conducted with thirty candidates each with two batches being conducted for duration of three months. Candidates undergoing the training were provided a welcome kit during the inaugural function. Payment as well as conveyance support will also be provided to the candidates after the validation of their training.
The CSOs leaders appreciated the Assam Rifles for the initiative and expressed gratitude in helping the unemployed youth especially the unemployed women of the district while conveying that the Assam Rifles initiative under PMKVY will definitely help to curb the unemployment issue in the region.