A meeting of District Skill Committee (DSC) was held today under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary to evaluate the skill gaps and to deliberate upon the road map for meeting the skill requirements of the district.
The meeting also discussed the Comprehensive District Panchayat Skill Plan to enhance the employability of ITI pass outs to earn sustainable livelihood. On the occasion, the DC directed for formulating a comprehensive District Skill Plan by involving different line departments for widening the ambit of skill development programme under various schemes to create ample opportunities of employment for the unemployed youth of the District.
The DC called for restructuring the curriculum in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and other technical institutions with the demand of present market trends. He said the focus of Skill Development schemes should be to ensure the creation of a robust skill platform and environment in the district, which will enable the youth to get job opportunities within the district.
The DC said a Digital Platform is being created for skilled unemployed youth of Pulwama District to provide them employment avenues by providing them the requisite platform as per their trade so that they earn their livelihood with dignity and honour.
The DC further asked the Officers to identify the need and Skill Development requirements in the District. He asked them to prepare a detailed list/database of skilled unemployed youth under different Trades.
He impressed upon the officers to identify the Skilled Unemployed Youth as per the need of the hour with market availability. He enjoined upon the concerned to identify the Skilled/ ITI/Polytechnic pass-outs such as Plumbers, Carpenters, Masons and Technicians of Air Condition/Washing Machine/ Refrigerator/ Automobile/ Transformer repairs etc, besides in Hospitality and Infrastructural development sectors who would be accommodated for services by creating digital platform.
General Manager DIC Pulwama, Assistant Director Handicraft, Deputy Director Employment, Principal ITI, Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow Pulwama Sanket Das, representative from J&K Skill Development and other members attended the meeting.