New Delhi, July 3, 2019: AISECT, which is India’s leading Social Enterprise working in the area of skill development, has partnered with the Assam Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (ABOCWWB) to provide free-of-cost skills training to 462 candidates in the State. The training will be conducted across five sectors, namely Electronics, Construction, IT, Retail and Tourism & Hospitality. Of the 462 candidates to be trained, 200 will be trained in the district of Karimganj and 262 in Golaghat.
Set to commence in the third week of June, the training programme will be spread over three months for each batch and is expected to be completed by March 2020. 230-440 hours of training will be provided to the candidates based on job roles. Apart from free-of-cost training, candidates will also be provided with a training kit consisting of bag, pen, pad and identity card. After the completion of the training, the candidates will be assessed and certified by the Sector Skill Councils through third-party assessment agencies.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Talking about the programme, AISECT’s Executive Vice President Mr Siddharth Chaturvedi said, “Through the partnership with ABOCWWB, we intend to expand our skilling and training initiatives in Assam. Leveraging our decades of experience in delivering quality skills training to people in the rural and backward regions of more than 20 states, we intend to enable the students of Assam and prepare them for future jobs. This programme will not only expose the candidates to better job opportunities but also strengthen the overall economy of the State.”[/perfectpullquote]
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]He further added, “While the training is currently offered across five sectors, we intend to expand our training initiatives into other sectors and offer a broader spectrum of opportunities in the future. North Eastern parts of India have lagged behind the rest of the country in terms of education and employment opportunities; we intend to push the region towards development through sector-specific skill training.”[/perfectpullquote]
To be eligible for the programme, the candidates should be beneficiaries of ABOCWWB, Government of Assam and should have a minimum educational qualification of 8th /10th pass (based on job roles). After the completion of the training programme, AISECT will also organizeRojgarMelas at select locations to assist the candidates with job placements by connecting them to potential employers.
Apart from this initiative, AISECT has been empanelled with Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) and executing training programmes through two centres. AISECT has also signed an MoU with Assam’s Higher and Technical Education Department at the “Advantage Assam” Summit 2018 to set up a state-of-the-art private University in Assam.
Launched in 1985, AISECT works in semi-urban and rural parts of the country to empower people through Skill Development, Higher Education, Financial Inclusion, e-Governance and other ICT-based services avenue. It is spearheading numerous skill development initiatives of the Central and State Governments like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra, Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, National Skills Qualification Framework, National Urban Livelihood Mission, State Skill Development Missions, etc. Till date, the organization has successfully trained over 20 lakh people in the small town, district, block and panchayat level areas across India.