Tuesday 1 May 2012

Skill Development Programme For Potential Migrants from North-East

25-April-2012,The Ministry has taken up a pilot project, “Skill Development Initiative for Potential Migrants from the North-East States of India,” for providing gainful employment opportunities for the youths and women in the North-East region, in all the states including Sikkim. Under the Project, international vocational qualifications (IVQs) will be developed with focus on short, relevant and effective modules that will help potential migrants in overseas job markets. The project will work on the basis of two models: franchise and university embedded models which will use standard training, testing and certification to increase the effectiveness of the proposed framework. This internationally recognized certification will ensure that trainees are employable anywhere in the world. 

The following sectors have been identified for the pilot project:

• Healthcare sector with a focus on Nursing Assistants and Geriatric Care

• Hospitality sector with a focus on culinary skills

• Education sector with a focus on training of English language teachers

This information was given by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affair, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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