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Education department to emphasise more on skill-based training

Education department   to emphasise more on skill-based training

NEW DELHI: The education department led by Deputy CM Sisodia to focus on the revamp and the development of the skill centres throughout Delhi to emphasise the skill development of the students. The existing centres have a record of providing 90 per cent jobs to the students.

The Delhi government earlier decided to set up 25 world class skill centres for technical education to students from the weaker economic background, which will offer one-year courses focusing on immediate job placement of the students. At present, Delhi now has only one such centre. Talking about the skill centres in November 2017, CM had said, "The economy is wavering... It is passing through a challenging phase following demonetisation and implementation of the GST. We will work for the creation of maximum job opportunities for the youth."

The existing world class skill centre, located at the ITI in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar, offers four one-year courses in Hospitality Operations, Retail Services, Software Testing and Finance. "The institute achieved 100 per cent placement, something that comes as an important push to the government's efforts to offer skill-based training to ensure that students' are employable after the course. Out of the 180 students, 89 are from the North Eastern states," said a Delhi government official.

"This will allow the students who have completed a diploma course to transfer to a university for an undergraduate degree, while retaining credits for the course already completed.

"In addition, courses run by the Tourism Department and the Hindi Academy would also be boosted," he said. The courses offered by these centres will evolve as per the requirements of the industry. Earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government had announced that by January this year, around 30,000 students will be able to enrol in various professional courses at Delhi government-run skill centres.

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