Skill India trains, places first batch of candidates from Bru Tribes in Tripura

| Updated: May 11, 2017 23:01 IST

New Delhi [India], May 11 (ANI): National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) organized a placement ceremony on Thursday to handover the offer letters to the skilled candidates from Bru Tribes trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The event was graced by M Nagaraju (IAS, Principal Secretary, Government of Tripura, Industries and Commerce Department (Skill Development) distributed offer letters to the first batch of 60 trainees of Bru Tribes at a placement ceremony in Tripura. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has recently conducted a short term training for Bru Tribes, Tripura, a special component under PMKVY (2016-2020) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. The project aims to train a total of 300 candidates of which 120 are currently being trained, whereas 60 candidates have already completed their training. Companies like Triumph International (India) Pvt. Ltd., Quantum, a unit of KPR Mills Pvt. Ltd. (A Bombay Stock Exchange Listed Company) and Aathava India Pvt. Ltd came from Tamil Nadu for the distribution of offer letters to the students. They also had a brief discussion with the students to familiarize them with the career opportunities and work culture in their respective organizations. "We made a great effort towards ensuring 100 percent captive placement to the first batch of 60 candidates in order to make our pilot project on skill development of Bru Tribe a success," said MD and CEO at NSDC, Manish Kumar. "Each and every student trained in the pilot phase will work as an ambassador for us, who will motivate more students to take up skill training under Skill India Mission and move out of relief camps. In this endeavor, we want to formalize this event which will help mobilize Bru Tribe people from Tripura to other parts of country and help them earn a better livelihood," added Kumar. About National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC): The National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC) is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India, under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions. Till date NSDC has trained more than 11 million people through a network of 320 training providers and 40 Sector Skill Councils, operating 5000 training centers in 600+ districts across the country. (ANI)

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