The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Wednesday signed an MoU with Dalmia Bharat Foundation to impart vocational training and skills to 60, 000 unemployed youths across the country over 10 years.
The vocational training will be imparted in various sectors, including apparel, beauty and wellness, retail, auto, health care, construction, agriculture, security, plumbing among others.
The duration of the training programmes will vary from three to six months.
During the first year, three training centres will be set up at Trichy, Rourkela and Belgaum for local youths.
The plan is to set up a network of eight Skills Training Centres at Trichy in Tamil Nadu, Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, Belgaum in Karnataka, Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, Guwahati in Assam, Rourkela and Cuttack in Odisha, and Bokaro in Jharkhand.
"In addition to these new facilities, existing ITIs (Industrial Training Institute) at Dalmiapuram and Rajganjpur and one handloom - cum - weaving training centre at Umrongso in Assam will also be leveraged, " Dalmia Bharat Group managing director Gautam Dalmia said.
The CEO of NSDC Jayanta Krishna said, "We will ensure that the courses run in these centres are aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework. "
Appreciating the joint initiative, Krishna said: "Collaboration is the mainstay of any significant developmental initiative and strategic partnership towards achievement of national goals like Skill India. "
Under the umbrella of this programme, 70 percent of the candidates will be assured employment in sectors and job roles in which they get trained.