AISECT to spearhead skill education in Jharkhand under NULM

Ranchi, January 19, 2015: India’s leading skills and ICT-based education, training and services network, AISECT has entered in collaboration with the Government of Jharkhand to implement National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) in four key districts of the state namely Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Deoghar and Giridih. Under this project, AISECT will be imparting training to over 490 students on five trades; Education and Skill Development (ICT), Banking & Accounting, Electrical & Electronics, Retail Services & Marketing and Colour Mehendi Maker. In Ranchi, the foundation classes for the candidates have started from 28th November.
The Government of Jharkhand has identified 24 sectors for skills training of BPL youth, and envisages to train and place around 50,000 urban poor on an average per year for the next five years through various training partners. NULM has been implemented by the Government of Jharkhand in an effort to decrease the poverty level in the state and to provide employment opportunities to the urban poor.
AISECT will be initially training 490 students as per the targets under the project in the districts of Ranchi, Giridih, Deoghar and Hazaribagh, with a focus on utilizing AISECT’s unparalleled ICT and skill development expertise in rural and semi-urban areas to provide training and placement opportunity for the candidates. “Jharkhand is the thirteenth largest state in terms of population within the country, and yet two fifth of the state population is below poverty line. This collaboration with the Government of Jharkhand will provide another wonderful opportunity for AISECT to achieve its goals to empower the underprivileged populace by skilling the urban poor and uplifting their living standards by utilizing our extensive network and experience to create a skilled, job-ready workforce within the state”, commented Mr. Siddharth Chaturvedi, Director, AISECT.
Through a network of over 13,000 centres encompassing 27 states and 3 Union Territories, AISECT has had a significant contribution in skill development in the unorganised sector by training more than 16 lakh individuals over the past 29 years. Utilizing its collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), AISECT aims to train 13 lakh youth in various vocational and skill courses throughout semi-urban and rural India within 10 years. Various skill development and capacity building programs have also been undertaken by the organization by partnering with the Central & State Governments. In Jharkhand, AISECT imparted training to 360 urban poor youth under Swarna Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojna (SJSRY) which was a flagship program of Urban Development Department (UDD) Government of Jharkhand.
Monday, January 19, 2015