CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) has sought `4.85 crore to impart skill development training to 7,500 slum youth under the State budgetary support.
TNSCB sources told Express that following the announcement in the State Assembly to impart skill development training to youth residing in slums, the board has come up with three proposals to implement the scheme in six districts of Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchy, Salem, Madurai and Tirunelveli.
Under the first proposal, TNSCB would offer training to 3,750 youth. Sources said under this scheme, TNSCB would mobilise candidates for training proposed by the Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation.
The training cost would be remitted to the training institutions. The youth would be trained the youth in cellphone repair by BSNL, training in retail sector sales through cooperative training institution, security services skill training through
the Police Department, training in light engineering and basic computer course training. The second proposal was to conduct training NGOs, academic institutions, corporates and registered commercial institutions.
The skills would be upgraded through courses like nurse aid, fashion-designing and power sewing machine, cosmetology, web- designing and electrical home appliances servicing and car-driving. Under the third proposal, TNSCB would seek setting up of skill development centres at Perumbakkam, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam and Kannagi Nagar.