4870 trained last year, 10955 to be trained in the next quarter

 Srinagar, June 14th:  J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) has started registrations of candidates in the second batch of PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) scheme under which already 4870 candidates have been trained in 15 skill trades. PMKVY is the flagship outcome-based Skill Training Scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through which candidates are provided placement linked skill trainings. The program is fully sponsored by the Government wherein candidates are also provided placement support, conveyance charges, Direct Benefit Transfer etc.

Around 10955 candidates will be trained in the next three months in 22 skill sectors such as IT, ITeS, apparels, hospitality etc.

The training imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TCs) is aimed to benefit candidates either semi-skilled/unskilled or unemployed above 14 years of age. The training programs are certified and imparted as per the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

The duration of the training varies per skill courses, ranging between 150 and 600 hours. Candidates shall be provided placement assistance by Training Partners (TPs) upon successful completion of their training courses. For registration, candidates can contact JKSDM affiliated training centres established across the state. Application forms will also be available at JKSDM Jammu and Srinagar office.

“Last year, we have allocated training target of 5120 and this year, we are aiming to allocate around 20,000 training targets in various skill sectors. Efforts are being made to provide market oriented skills to youth for gainful employment,” said JKSDM official.