Skill development panacea to youth unemployment: Parl Secy

Skill development panacea to youth unemployment: Parl Secy

LUMLA, Feb 11: “Imparting proper training and skills to unemployed youth is the only solution to Arunachal’s unemployment problem,” said Parliamentary Secretary for RWD, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Jambey Tashi while attending the valedictory function of ‘Agarbatti and handmade paper-making’ training programme here today.

The twin skill development and capacity building training programmes, sponsored by the Department of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, were undertaken to impart skills to 60 trainees on the ‘diminishing’ traditional and ancient Buddhist trades of Agarbatti-making and handmade paper-making.

Stating that Govt jobs were scarce and not available to all, Jambey informed the gathering that the department was committed to take up various vocational trainings throughout the state on a war footing to train the unemployed youth and make them skilled and organized workforce.

‘Skill Development Sensitization, Motivation and Trainees Selection Rally-2018’ is now underway at various district headquarters with more than 20 trades including plumbing, electrician, mason, driver, computer operator, beautician, travel and tourism, textiles and handloom, handicrafts among others and ‘we will soon organize a mega event of this at Tawang also combining the three districts of East Kameng, West Kameng and Tawang,’ he informed.

Emphasizing on dignity of labour, the local legislator also urged the unemployed youth to take the benefits of the Industrial Training Institutes which provide free of cost vocational trainings in several trades as per aptitudes of the trainees.

While congratulating the trainees on successful completion of the training programmes, Lumla Additional Deputy Commissioner R D Thungon urged them to upkeep their newly learnt skills by commercializing their ventures and products.

Tawang District Industries Centre Deputy Director Gyati Kacho called for more synergy and collaboration between the Departments of Industries and SD&E. He appealed the trainees to form self-help groups and approach DIC Tawang for subsidized loans under PMEGP to set up ventures and manufacturing units of their newly acquired skills. He also explained in depth of the various other welfare schemes and programmes available under the two recently bi-furcated departments.

Besides the trainees, ZPM Lumla, HoDs and several public were witness to the function comprising distribution of certificates and honorariums to trainees. (DIPRO)

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