Government starts skill development academy under Jammu smart City Project, 250 to be trained per year – education
The Jammu and Kashmir Administration has launched the “Smart City Skills Development Project”, to provide skills training to 250 students each year. They have started the skills development program in association with the ICICI Foundation.
“In partnership with ICICI Academy for Skills, the JK administration will provide students with free meals, study materials and uniforms. The building of a non-functional governmental polytechnic institute has been renovated to house the skills development academy, which has been equipped in accordance with a world-class facility, ”according to an official statement.
This is the first Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) certified green building in JK UT that has its own sewage treatment plant and rainwater harvesting facility. The students said that this is a very good initiative taken by the Government for the unemployed youth as this skills development training will help them to get a good job and a bright future.
“They are teaching us the nuances of social presentation and effective communication. We are learning the basics from Microsoft offices. After finishing the course, we can work in companies like Walmart, Vishal Mega Mart, Big Bazaar, etc. ”Gaurav Mehra, a student, told ANI.
“I found out about this course through a friend. After asking, I was told that the uniform and food will be provided at no cost. They teach us to develop our personality in general. Marketing skills and computer skills are also being taught, ”said Priyanka Baliya, another student.
“Our center in JK was long overdue. For a long time, we wanted to start this program here. Finally, we were able to make it happen. JK Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the institute. This program will help the local population of JK to find employment, ”Saurabh Singh, President of the ICICI Foundation, told ANI.
“The ICICI Skills Academy has helped more than 1.50,000 students find employment through the skills development program. It is a movement to generate maximum employment in all corners of the country, “he added.