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Bihar govt's skill devp programme to help youth get employment

Bihar govts skill devp programme to help  youth get employment
In a bid to address unemployment among youths in Bihar, the state government has launched a major skill development programme to impart skill training to youths from 15-25 years of age.

The scheme christened as "Kushal Yuva Program" (KYP) has been launched under the ambit of Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM) with the objective to contain the migration of youth of this age group to other cities in hoards.

"The objective behind initiating such a scheme is to train youths with some skills which will help them in shaping up their lives. It will also help in creating better employment opportunities for the youths of Bihar who have passed Class 10," said Dipak Kumar Singh, who is heading BSDM as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Youths enrolled under the KYP programme would get training of soft skills for 40 hours, training of communications skills for 80 hours and 120 hours of basic computer literacy training. The programme has been designed in such a way that students enrolled with the programme get training in computer education and learn complicated commands without any difficulty.

"The students learn important computer tools through useful and fun activities like creating greeting cards, menu cards, etc. Students learn concepts though animated story lines and testing practice exercises," said Singh, who is also the Principal Secretary in Nitish Kumar government.

"The BSDM has created a comprehensive portal to monitor skill development centre (SDC), empanelment and training. The BSDM has deployed a district level team to ensure quality SDC partner and ground monitoring. Prior to getting empanelled under KYP, the SDCs have to go through a rigorous check to ensure compliance to BSDM's norms," Singh, a 1992-batch IAS officer, said.
Dhirendra Kumar

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