- 04 October, 2016: The National Skills Development Programme aimed at providing a better matching skills for the unemployed youths to integrate the labour market, will be implemented, in view of providing technical skills that are highly in demand in certain priority sectors.
The programme which will mostly target some 4,000 youths in the age group of 16 years to 30 years as well as unemployed persons up to the age of 35, will cover the following sectors, namely: ICT, tourism and hospitality, nursing and paramedics and construction and industries.
This measure is in line with the strategy of the Government to create job opportunities for the youths and unemployed as announced in Budget 2016-2017.
Training courses which will be run over a period of 3 to 12 months will also include a placement component. At the end of the training, trainees will be able to acquire and develop the necessary technical skills associated with the nature of their work, and experience the environment of a real workplace. Trainees will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs 5, 000 plus their travelling expenses.
It will be recalled that the National Skills Development Programme was launched in a bid to provide a better matching of skills for the unemployed youths in view of meeting the demands on the labour market and in creating more job opportunities for the youth, women and men.
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