Thiruvananthapuram

Kudumbashree centres to help youth find better jobs

Aid to those receiving training under Central scheme

The District Kudumbashree Mission has started a migration support centre for assisting those keen on receiving skill training under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY), an employment scheme by the Union government for rural youth.

The support centre will boost the confidence of those becoming part of the scheme and equip them to face career challenges better. The DDUGKY is being implemented in the State by the Kudumbashree. Started in 2014, it provides skill training to the youth in areas they are interested in.

The support centre will help the rural youth identify the courses they want to receive training in according to their aptitude and educational qualification. Those who have completed training will be helped to identify better employment opportunities. The centres will support the youth acquire skills that enable them to function more efficiently in their workplace, as also get training in clearing competitive exams to land jobs. Counselling will be given to them to overcome stress associated with their jobs. The support centre will help people reaching here from other States find accommodation.

The centre can also be approached by the youth if they face any issues in their workplace related to salary, harassment or excessive work pressure, Kudumbashree District Mission Coordinator K.R. Shaiju said. It will also arrange training required for Kudumbashree’s activities in various arenas.

How the scheme works

Under the DDUGKY, youth are made to appear for an aptitude test and on its basis and their qualifications, they are given training in various areas by private agencies. This includes classroom training and on-the-job training. Training in computers, English, and personality development too is given. At the end of the training, an online examination by the Sector Skill Council is held.

In the district, 4,817 youth from 73 grama panchayats have been trained, and 2,783 have secured jobs.

As many as 181 students are undergoing training in 17 courses in nine training establishments.

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