In order to prepare the youth to become job creators from job seekers, Punjab Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training Minister Mr Aman Arora on Friday inaugurated ‘Center of Excellence’ in Phagwara, where over 2000 candidates are expected to get training in Automotive Machine Operator and Electrical & Electronics Assembly courses.
Addressing the inaugural function, Mr. Aman Arora said that Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government would further encourage skill development for making youth self-employed instead of seeking employment.
The main objective of the Punjab Government is to set up industries in Punjab and making youth skilled so that the migration of the youth to abroad could be deterred.He said that this project would prove to be a milestone for the entire Doaba region and especially for the industries of Jalandhar and Phagwara, as it would pave the way for the youth to establish self-employment on a large scale.
The initial period of "Centre of Excellence" has been kept at 2 years from 2023-2025, during which over 2000 candidates will be imparted skill training courses of four months of automotive machine operator and electrical & electronics assembly fitter.
With this centre, locally trained personnel will be available to the industries as per the requirement, enabling youth to get employment at handsome salary nearest their homes, the Employment Generation Minister added.
Director General Punjab Skill Development and Employment Mission Ms Dipti Uppal said that interested candidates for these courses will be registered as per the batch and trained with expert trainers, after which an industry visit will be conducted with guest lectures and final placement will be done by evaluating and certification by conducting job interviews.
During the training course, various activities including counselling sessions, induction, category-division, guest lectures, industry visits, initial-placement talks, career guidance, personality enhancement sessions, monitoring and motivational sessions, inter-batch competitions, inter-batch sports competitions, picnics, celebrity visits and innovative Idea competitions will be organised for the candidates.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Mr Joginder Singh Mann, Chairman Assocham Mr Vijay Garg, Co-Chairman Assocham Mr Kulwant Seehra, ADC Phagwara Dr Nayan Jassal and ADC (D) Paramjit Kaur were also present on the occasion.