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On Punjab CM's direction psdm inks mou with mahindra & mahindra for imparting skill training to youth

PUNJABNEWSEXPRESS | August 04, 2022 07:16 PM

CHANDIGARH:Continuing the campaign launched by the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to create a pool of skilled manpower by imparting technical education to the youth, the Punjab Skill Development Mission today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mahindra & Mahindra (Swaraj Division) for imparting skill training to students from region.

Divulging the details, Secretary, Employment Generation skill Development and Training, Kumar Rahul said that this MoU is a part of Project Hunar under the CSR initiative of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Swaraj Division). He said that the project endeavours to provide skill training to youth in the region with an objective of creating livelihood opportunities adding that it is in consonance with the commitment of the Chief Minister to open new vistas of employment for youth. He said that the aim of this initiative is to provide skill trainings to youth in association with the prominent industries of region, so that the candidates get the best hands on skills and thereafter placement opportunities in the industries. Kumar Rahul also outlined the future initiative of inviting more industries for such partnerships for the betterment of the youth of Punjab.

The Secretary said that as a part of this MoU, the project Hunar will be implemented by the training partner identified by Mahindra & Mahindra; M/S Mentor Skills and a state of the art training facility in SAS Nagar, Mohali will train 444 candidates. He said that the training partner will provide training in the job roles such as Tractor Operator, Tractor Mechanic, Agriculture Machinery Repair and Maintenance Service Provider, Domestic Data entry Operator and CRM Domestic Non –Voice. Kumar Rahul said that these courses will be covered in 4-5 Months.

Meanwhile, Director General, Employment Generation skill Development and Training cum MD PSDM Deepti Uppal said that PSDM is engaging with various business groups for setting up of such centres as well as sponsoring various skilling programs for the candidates who are not covered under any other government scheme. She said that in the Tractor operator course the candidates will also be trained on various equipment like Rotavator, Harvester, Cultivator and Super Seeder adding that the training is free of cost for all the candidates of Punjab. Deepti Uppal said that the courses of Domestic Data entry Operator and CRM Domestic Non -Voice are solely for the women and physically challenged candidates.

She further said that after the training is over, the candidates will be placed in various organisations like Tynor Orthotics Ltd., RM Chemicals, Gilard Electronics, Swaraj Engines, Reliance SMSL, Aerial Telecom and Competent Synergies (Fusion Group).

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