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CICU re-starting skill training programs for youth

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Ludhiana, Jul 24 (KNN) The Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) on Saturday said that its re-starting skill training programs for youth post-pandemic.

CICU has been running a Skill Development Centre at Gill Road Ludhiana since 2012 for training educated unemployed and underemployed youth for enabling them to be employable and to promote them as new Entrepreneurs.

''It is necessary to fill the Gap of skilled workforce for industry and trade. It will also help to increase productivity, quality, save costs and improve the environment for global competition. It will facilitate government schemes under PMKVY, DAY-NULM and PSDM etc. for Ghar-Ghar Rozgar Yojana and Aatam Nirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojna,'' the industry body said. 

It further said that it would also meet the missions like Skill India, Make-in-India, Zero-Defect-Zero-Effect and Bharat Swavalamban Yojana etc.

"During COVID-19 pandemic periods, the training classes on physical mode were suspended, however, CICU – SDC has tried its best to provide online training during this period. Now, CICU has re-started physical skill training programs at Skill Development Centre, Gill Road Ludhiana as per latest government guidelines. Presently, more than 50 candidates are taking skill training for job oriented courses,'' CICU said.

CICU celebrated World Youth Skill Day 2021 at CICU Skill Development Centre, Upkar Singh Ahuja President, CICU while congratulating participants said that this celebration has provided a unique opportunity for interaction with trainees, technical, vocational, training providers, worker’s organization and CICU members.

He further said that young people aged 15-24 are particularly exposed to the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic. School and workplace closures are leading to learning and training losses. Major life-cycle transitions are made difficult if not impossible, including graduation from general education or training at secondary or tertiary level etc.

Pankaj Sharma, General Secretary, CICU said that the main objective of CICU is to focus on the up-gradation of the technology and skills of the industries especially SMEs. CICU has been regularly organizing various seminars and workshops for the benefits of small and medium scale industries specially situated near Gill Road Areas.

''CICU is further planning to organize more seminars on GST & E-way Bills, Lean Manufacturing, Use of Digital Technology, Good HR Practices and Environmental Protection etc. in near future so as to develop a culture for adopting new and innovative technologies and skills for sustainable business growth,'' he added.

CICU has been regularly organizing job fairs for providing jobs to the skilled youth in industry and trade sectors of Punjab. CICU is actively promoting many Start-Ups and New Clusters for different sectors.

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