The Haryana State Government has launched a Haryana Skill Development Mission on July 13. The scheme was launched by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on the eve of World Youth Skills Day.
The main aim of the mission is to achieve the objective of providing skill training to the youth as per growing needs of the industry and make them employable. The mission also aims at changing the concept of education which is to make it more “job-oriented” rather than “certificate-oriented”. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that in order to promote the concept, the transport departments should begin with skill development programme in driving and mechanical stream.
A Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) was also signed between Haryana Skill Development Mission and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As a result of the collaboration, various Multi Skill Development Centres will be established to offer short-term National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skill courses.
The course aims at encouraging women empowerment with a target to provide skill training and entrepreneurship to about 10,000 women in the next two years and would be designed keeping in view the skill gap analysis report pertaining to Haryana. It will also bridge the skill deficit with a view to meet burgeoning market demands locally and globally for skilled manpower.
Through the conference, the industries as well as entrepreneurs were also encouraged work on skill development and facilitate the trainees.