18,000 surrendered militants to get skill development training in Assam

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Guwahati, July 24: Assam’s Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Minister Chandra Mohan Patwary said Skill Department has also tied up with Assam Police to train 18,000 surrendered militants in three month long training programme involving various skills under the ‘Swavalamban’ scheme.
The minister informed that Assam government is also planning to set up foreign language learning centres particularly in South East Asian languages to open job avenues for the youth abroad.
Patwary inaugurated the new office building of Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) at Katabari, Guwahati. He said that ASDM had signed a MoU with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore to set up a Multi Skill Education Institute in Assam.
Patwary said, ‘Commencing from December, 400 students will be trained each year in three areas namely retail; tourism and hospitality; and beauty and wellness. 30 teachers who were trained in Singapore will impart the training here. Besides, faculty from Singapore will also visit the campus to skill the students.’
The Skill Department will also set up a Skill City at Mangoldoi with different categories of Skill Development Schools. ‘Presently there are 369 skill development centres imparting training on 150 different trades operating in the state and the target is to skill 1.50 lakh youths in this financial year’, he added.
AP Tiwari, Mission Director, ASDM informed that 11 MoUs were signed with Advanced Training Institutes at the Skill Symposium to skill and deploy the students in various industries upon completion of the training programme. (Courtesy: ET)