Will translate degrees to jobs, says Kejriwal
Reaching out to the youth, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the AAP government is working towards ensuring their employability in the private sector, which has more jobs “in reality”.
Kejriwal said the government was setting up skill development centres across the capital, which would charge a “nominal fee” from the candidates and ensure that their academic degrees were translated into jobs.
“Today the youth want jobs. But in reality jobs are in <g data-gr-id="31">private</g> sector, and not in <g data-gr-id="32">government</g> sector. AAP govt will make sure that you are trained job-ready so that private companies hire you,” Kejriwal said while inaugurating Industrial Training Institute (female wing) at Nand Nagri here.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also present on the occasion, said the Delhi University-centric approach would not work anymore and promised to bring ITI centres at par with DU colleges. “From the total of 2.5 lakh students passing out from schools, only 1.25 lakh make it to the premier colleges. What about the others who don’t? For <g data-gr-id="33">them</g> we are building all such centres. Soon they all will come at par with DU colleges,” Sisodia said.
Congratulating the first batch of 167 students in the newly-built ITI centre, Sisodia said the one-year course would be taken into count if anyone decides to pursue further vocational studies in the future.
“If after doing <g data-gr-id="30">one-year</g> course from such centre, you want to take up a job then do that. Delhi government will make sure that the window of further studies is still open for you. It will be counted in your full-fledged degree course,” he said.
During the event, Faheem <g data-gr-id="25">Beigh</g>, who claimed to be a social activist, complained to Kejriwal that the AAP government’s turf-war with the Centre was affecting the development of <g data-gr-id="26"><g data-gr-id="28">north</g> east</g> district.