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India needs more than one million skilled men-women, by the end of 2012. The Government of India has already launched its Skill Development Initiative Scheme since 2007; however, the target is yet to be accomplished. In this context, talking to Media, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr. Ashok Mittal informed: "Sensing yet another corporate social responsibility, Lovely Professional University has initiated a project on the skills development of men-women to train them for employment, without charging any admission & tuition fees. It is to play an important role in economic growth of India through skilled manpower as well as quality production."
Continuing, he stated: "Accordingly, in the first phase, training will be imparted during the months of May, June & July in 18 Short Term programmes of 45-60 days duration in Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Construction, Fire Safety and many allied other programmes will be added later on." He further elaborated: "Under this cause of social welfare, this easily available training will lay a pathway of decent living for such a skilled manpower through better earning." It is worth mentioning that there will be no admission and tuition fee for such programmes; however, a meager examination fee of Rs 500/- will only be charged. Moreover, to provide wage employment to trained workforce of this project, job fairs will be organized. Many extension lectures will also be arranged to make skilled persons aware about the facilities available with various government and private agencies for technical guidance and financial assistance to become a successful entrepreneur. In fact, this all aims to improve the employability of people who lag behind, in spite of having zeal to work, due to changing requirements of a trade. This revolutionary step is also to help school leavers, existing unemployed workers, needy ones to build a better and prospering society. In this regard, there will be programmes like Basic Electrical Training (for House-Hold Products / House Wiring / Motor-Rewinding / Care for Batteries); Basic Electronics ( DTH System / Care for Washing Machine, Microwave Oven); Basic Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning; Computer Fundamentals (Desk Top Publishing / Hard-Ware / Networking; Basic Plumbing / Wood-work); Basic Sewing / Hand- Embroidery; Ticket Reservation Assistance; Assistant Fire Tenders and many others. For such programmes, admission is on the basis of "First Come, First Served."
Courtesy: India Education Diary.com
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