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‘Skill education a viable alternative’

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Education Misister Manish Sisodia said that skill-related education should be linked to proper graduation courses so that students could gain confidence and find avenues for employment. He was speaking at the graduation ceremony of World Class Skill Centre (WCSC) on Tuesday.

Issue of employability

The Minister added that around 1.25 lakh students who do not go onto pursue higher education out of the 2.5 lakh class XII graduates every year in Delhi should utilise such skill centres that will make them employable.

Formed under the Department of Training and Technical Education (DTTE), government of Delhi the WCSC in collaboration with the government of Singapore awarded medals and certificates to 178 students. Rajkumar Kasana, who passed out of the Hospitality sector, got an offer of ₹ 14 lakh per annum to work abroad with a cruise ship.

Placement record

Manoj Kumar, Director, DTTE said that the centre had successfully trained five batches and had maintained a 100 per cent placement record.

New campus

The goverment also announced plans to set up its main WCSC campus in 37 acres of land at Jonapur village in south Delhi, which can accommodate around 10,000 students. The WCSC at present has a capacity for 1,000 students and offers one year ITE skills qualification certificate courses in hospitality operations, retail services, software testing and finance executive.

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