Thiruvananthapuram

Kudumbashree tie-up for skill training

Kudumbashree has signed an agreement with nine project implementation agencies for providing skill training and jobs to 3,855 rural indigent youth under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY).

With this, the target for the number of people that the agencies have to train has reached 67,315. Kudumbashree, which is the nodal agency for the project in the State, aims to provide skill training to 71,200 youth during the project period. As many as 27,982 people who have received training have secured jobs.

Kudumbashree executive director S. Harikishore signed the agreement with representatives of the nine companies. They will provide training in pharmacy assistant, business correspondent, accounts assistant, Ayurveda spa therapist, and fashion designing. The courses run from three months to one year.

Youth in the 15-35 age group can become part of the DDUGKY training. The upper age limit for women, physically challenged persons, and members of ancient tribes is 45 years. Free training is provided in 127 courses in 32 sectors in the State at present by 70 agencies empanelled by Kudumbashree.A mobile app Kaushal Panjee too has been developed to get more details about the project.

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