Skill India, Arvind Ltd. tie-up to train 20,000 candidates under PMKVY Scheme

New Delhi: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Thursday announced its collaboration with Arvind Limited to train around 20,000 youth(till 2020) under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

Committed to empower the youth with employable skills, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through its implementation agency, however began its first batch in Bangalore.

Under this collaboration, Arvind Limited (aka Arvind Mills), a leading exporter, supplier and manufacturer of ready-made garments will be the training provider and will offer its infrastructure, space, training facilities and machinery for the skill training.

The admissions would be open to all skill seekers, especially the unemployed youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years. An integrated skill development program under PMKVY, the association entails skill training and further placements being facilitated by Arvind Limited through its nine training centres in Karnataka.

“Such trainings not only enhance productivity and employability opportunities for the¬†youth, also provide a ready talent pool to the industry. I congratulate¬†Arvind Limited¬†for their pioneering collaboration to accelerate the Skill India Mission,” said Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Anantkumar Hegde.

“Inclusive approach is paramount for sustainable skill development. Corporates are major stakeholders in this progressive journey and can play pivotal role in narrowing the existing gap between the demand and supply of skilled workforce. This two-fold approach benefits both the stakeholders – the skill seekers and the employers,” said MD and CEO¬†NSDC, Manish Kumar.

“Skilled manpower is the need of the hour and we shall provide employment opportunities for every eligible¬†youth¬†who successfully completes their training program. It is a pleasure to associate with Skill India Mission and we thank the Ministry for providing us an opportunity to work in this noble endeavor,” said Senior HR Manager Arvind Ltd., Vikram N.

Adding impetus to the skill training, the apparel, made-ups and home furnishing sector skill council under the guidance of NSDC has provided for skill training to nearly 2,14,000 candidates in eight job roles across the country.

Source: ANI News (blog)

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