To bridge the skilling gap among youth, Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) under the aegis of Punjab Government has inked MoUs with Industry Associations to set up three Centres of Excellence in Kapurthala, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts.
According to an official spokesperson, these MoUs have been inked at level of Secretary, Employment Generation Skill Development and Training, Punjab and MD, PSDM with Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), Sports Goods Manufacturing and Exports Excellence (SGMEA) Jalandhar and Metro Tyre/Rubber, Chemical & Petrochemical Skill Development Council (RCPSDC).
At-least 2,700 candidates will benefit by getting free of cost skill training followed by employment/self-employment. The Spokesperson further informed that ASSOCHAM in Centre of Excellence (CoE),Phagwarawill train and place 2,000 candidates, in trades of Automotive Machine Operator, Fitter Electrical and Electronic Assembly,Metro Tyrein CoE Ludhiana will train and place 500 youth in trades of Rubber Product Quality Assurance Supervisor, Rubber Calendar Operator, Rubber Product Internal Mixer Operator, Tyer Fitter (servicing and maintenance), Assistant Operator (Tyre Retreading Building & Curing), Rubber Extruder Operator, Rubber Molding /Curing Supervisor.
Similarly,in CoE Jalandhar 200 candidates extendable to 5,00 candidates in trades of Stitching operator (Goods & Garments), Cutting operator (Sports Goods) and Cutter (Goods & Garments) will be trained.
These trainings will start before 30th April, 2023 and interested candidates can approach the District Offices of Skill Development or Employment Generation to seek more information and for getting enrolment in the offered skill training courses.