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Youths of Nagaland get skill training under PMKVY scheme

ANI | Updated: Mar 09, 2019 23:05 IST

Kohima (Nagaland) [India], Mar 9 (ANI): Nagaland government has started imparting skill training to the youths under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship scheme of Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
“India needs to equip its workforce with skills and knowledge so that they can contribute to the economic growth of the country. Adhering to this, the Centre has set the target to train and skill 400 million people by 2022,” said an official of the ministry.
In a major thrust towards imparting skill training to the unemployed youths of Nagaland, Emporium Training and Consultancy, a registered vocational training provider, is imparting skill training to the youths in the aviation and hospitality sector.
The branch at Dimapur was opened in June last year and is funded by the State Labour and Employment Department under the PMKVY.
 “I have been here for almost two weeks now. The environment is really nice. Teachers are very friendly. They teach us not only through books but also through their experience. It is a very good opportunity for us,” said a trainee of the centre.
 As per the target set by the state government, the centre is currently training 220 candidates in one quarter. It aims to train 880 candidates in a financial year. So far, 96 per cent trainees have been successfully placed in reputed companies in India
Anirban Mukherjee, the Operations Manager at the centre, said: “We have been working with Nagaland government for the last seven years. In the last seven years, we have trained at least 5,000 Naga youths. They are currently working in various organizations globally.”
The training centre has attracted many graduates and post-graduates even though the minimum qualification for an applicant is to have Class 10 certificate.
The Emporium recently signed MoUs with recruiting companies to ensure placement for the trainees. It also keeps track of the trained candidates for up to one year after completing their training. (ANI)