Delhi to have 25 Skill Development Centers in a year

On the eve of Independence Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal promised to open 25 Skill Development Centres in Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party Leader, in a session on 15th August, also addressed major concerns surrounding the National Capital like Chikungunya and Dengue, and stressed upon taking measures to curb such issues.

In the very first year, Kejriwal talked about giving jobs to 25000 youths by proving them adequate training. The main purpose behind opening skill development centre is to prepare students with the next technology revolution that is changing the job market. Motivated by the existing world class skill centre, which had 25,000 students and 100 percent placement record last year, the government is soon planning to start 25 skill development centre across the Capital.

At present, Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government has started an initiative of training 12 class graduates for 12 months, to help them earn Rs. 12 lakhs per annum. Seats here are limited to one thousand and the centre is currently running in collaboration with Singapore Government. Hospitality operations, retail services, software testing and finance are some of the courses it caters to.

Chief Minister also talked about women safety, economic disparity, and poverty, and education. “Education is the backbone of a Nation. Must strengthen it,” he recalled.

“The experience with the World Class Skill Centre has been very good. The plan now is to create 25 such centres across the capital. The department has been asked to identify spaces where these centres can be opened — government buildings where the space can be utilised for this or spaces that the government can rent. The report will be ready within a week and our plan is to start these centres by January 2018,” Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia told the reporters.

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