Jammu & Kashmir

Our endeavor is to promote apprenticeship training in the District: Baseer-Ul-Haq

Presides over National Apprenticeship Awareness Workshop

PULWAMA: Regional Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, J&K, (GoI) in collaboration with Directorate of Skill Development J&K today organized “National Apprenticeship Awareness Workshop” at Circuit House Pulwama.

The aim of the workshop was to create awareness among youth/ Establishments about Apprenticeship schemes and to promote apprenticeship training in the district.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer-Ul-Haq Choudhary presided over the workshop.

Speaking at the event he said that such workshops aim to create awareness amongst establishments on apprenticeship training, benefits under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS). He hailed organizing the workshop and advised to conduct more such orientation programs to encourage skill up-gradation to meet the requirement of a qualified workforce for Industry.

“The Apprenticeship Scheme aims to provide a mechanism that will ensure availability of qualified skilled workers based on industry requirements and also can address the unemployment issue among educated youth” he added. The DC welcomed the support provided by the Government of India to the Industries.

  1. Santhimanalan- Regional Director/Central Apprenticeship Advisor, J&K and Ladakh highlighted the benefits of apprenticeship schemes and opportunities by the Govt. of India. The Workshop, he said, focused on the registration of establishments in the J&K UT and advised the representatives of industries to accommodate ITI pass-outs /trainees under the Apprenticeship Act.

He appreciated the efforts for organizing District Level Workshops for the benefit of youths of the district Pulwama through Apprenticeship Scheme.

Deputy Director, NSTI, Srinagar V.K Saksena briefed about the Apprentice scheme with PowerPoint presentation during the event and also highlighted the recent updation in Apprentice Scheme. He briefed the stakeholders about the benefits of the scheme and requested to engage Apprentice trainees from the remote areas to address the issue of unemployment.

He apprised about the achievements in the Apprentice Scheme. He advised establishments to register themselves on Apprenticeship portal to avail the benefits of this National Apprenticeship Scheme and thanked the establishment for their support in providing opportunities to the candidates.

The event was inaugurated by ADDC Pulwama Dr Sheikh Abdul Aziz. He highlighted the achievements of RDSDE, J&K as well as Skill Development Department J&K in making this Apprenticeship Workshop successful and lauded their role for the betterment of the youth of JKUT, in his address.

The workshop was also attended by GM DIC Pulwama, ACR Pulwama, ACD Pulwama, ACP Pulwama, Chief Education Officer Pulwama, all BDOs and other officers/ officials of the district.


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