The Fact News Service
Chandigarh May 9
Haryana Chief Secretary, Sanjeev Kasuhal said that the district-level agency led by Additional Deputy Commissioners will be reconstituted and strengthened to create a comprehensive skill development plan for each district. The primary objective of this initiative is to equip individuals with the specific skills required in various industries and design training programs that cater to the needs of the local industry.
During a meeting of the Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM) and its implementation strategy, virtually attended by Additional Deputy Commissioners, the Chief Secretary emphasized the importance of engaging +2 dropout students particularly in Nuh district in skill development programs. He directed the officers to launch a special campaign to disseminate information about various training programs and encourage students to enroll in them. This will also enhance the employability of these students.
The Chief Secretary directed the officers to organize functions to distribute skill development certificates to the candidates. This initiative aims to recognize and celebrate the successful completion of skill development programs by individuals and acknowledge their efforts towards enhancing their employability. Besides this, he also suggested to the officers to invite successful industrialists and motivational speakers to address the candidates which will instill a sense of confidence and determination in them. This would also provide an opportunity for individuals to learn from industry leaders and gain valuable insights into various industries, he added.
Mr. Kaushal said that Chief Minister in his Budget Speech for the financial year 2023-24 announced that in order to promote employment opportunities for Haryanvi youth abroad, the Government has operationalised the establishment of the Haryana Overseas Placement Cell in the Foreign Cooperation Department, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University and Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Department.
The Chief Secretary also directed the Additional Deputy Commissioners to also invite the Mayors and CEOs of the Zila Parishad in the review meetings so as to ensure that skill development programs are responsive to the needs of local communities.
While divulging the upcoming industry specific projects, the officers apprised that Electric Vehicle Training in association with Jai Bharat Maruti will be started. Machinist Training in association with Swaraj Industries and 5G training in association with Airtel, Reliance will commence soon.
It was apprised in the meeting that Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM) is developing a convergence portal. This portal will ensure the integration of HSDM and Skill India Portal. Besides this, letters have been issued to the departments concerned regarding recognition of National Council for Vocational Education and Training as Awarding Bodies for Skill Certification in Educational Institutions. All Higher Educational Institutions have been asked to facilitate the students to avail of apprenticeship facilities.
The Mission has initiated a Special Project ‘Specialized Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring Solution’ to ensure authenticity in skill centers and active monitoring of candidates to irradiate possibilities of duplicity and fake certification.