VISAKHAPATNAM : In a bid to impart employability skills to unemployed youth and help them improve their chances at placements, the Central Government is launching industry-specific training programmes in Visakhapatnam as part of the nation-wide outreach programme under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme. Skill development training will be provided to qualified youth based on the jobs available in industries, located in and around the city.
Visakhapatnam MP K Haribabu told mediapersons here Monday that the Central Government had identified 10 core sectors, which comprise 80 per cent jobs available in the country.
“Sectors like construction, beauty and wellness, hospitality and travel, textile and clothing, domestic help, private service sector, retail, carpentry and tourism have high potential for employment. We have identified the local requirements in this regard,” he said. The Central Government would fund the training programme.
The first training programme on business correspondents in banking sector was conducted by the city-based Synchro Serve Global Solutions Private Limited where 30 youths were trained and 26 of them passed the assessment test.
Besides Synchro Serve, private companies like Stratadigm and Data Pro are offering training programmes in accountancy, electronics, retail and media and entertainment. While Data Pro has completed its first batch of training and is awaiting assessment test, Stratadigm is all set to launch the first batch of accounts executive training within a week. The intake is 30 persons and interested candidates can enrol their names at the Vizag Lok Sabha member’s office at Appu Ghar. Graduates in BBM and B.Com are qualified for the training. Details can be obtained at 0891-2553394.