THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government will launch a skill development initiative for the benefit of those who have not completed school education, said Labour Minister Shibu Baby John.
In a statement here on Monday, the minister said that the scheme aimed to give short-term training to those who have not completed school education, those having work experience in traditional sectors, those who passed ITI courses and skilled labourers.
Those who successfully pass the practical examinations will be awarded certificates. The programme is part of a project envisaged by the Union Ministry of Labour.
A total of 1,158 courses will be conducted in 65 sectors. Those who successfully pass the examination will be awarded NCVT certificate. The eligibility criteria is fifth standard. The minimum age to register for the programme is 15.
The skill development programme has been launched to cater to the needs of labour demands of the country in the next ten years, the minister said.
Applications have been invited from educational training institutions in the public and private sectors, institutions under the state and central governments and voluntary organisations to be empanelled as vocational training providers. Applications should be submitted before April 12.
Sixty-eight institutions, including 33 Government ITIs have already been registered under the programme. Applications of 20 other organisations are being processed, the minister said.