Youth won't have to move out of their towns to get trained
The Government is working towards establishing 200 skill development centres across the State in association with TeamLease Services.
Labour Minister B.N. Bache Gowda said here on Thursday that these centres would be connected through satellite link with the main studio in Bangalore.
In July, the State Government joined hands with TeamLease Services and established the Karnataka Employment Centre (KEC), the country's first employment exchange under public-private-partnership.
Speaking after distributing employment letters to the first batch of 60 candidates registered with the KEC, the Minister welcomed the proposal of TeamLease to set up a vocational training university and said the Government would support initiatives that provide vocational training to the youth.
Manish Sabharwal, chairman, TeamLease Services, said they had submitted a proposal on setting up a vocational training university to the Knowledge Commission.
The proposed skill development centres would enable the youth to get training from experts from metropolitan cities without moving out of their home town, Mr. Sabharwal added.
Karnataka Vocational Training and Skills Development Corporation Executive Director Vishnukanth S. Chatpalli said that the skills development project had evoked a good response from students as well as employers.
Candidates, who were given placement letters on Thursday, were appointed in various private sector firms that that had shown interest to recruit candidates registered with the KEC.
Over 4,000 candidates have registered with the KEC since July. Around 300 candidates are undergoing training in various programmes.