NewZNew (Chandigarh) : As many as 600 students of economically weaker section (EWS) received the certificates for completing various short-term job oriented courses under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojna – National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) at a convocation held at CDCL, Sector 28 B on Friday.
DAY- NULM is a National mission for alleviation of poverty among EWS/Urban Poor. Skill training program were organized in three areas under Employment Skill Training and Placement (EST&P) component of Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Yojna – National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY NULM).
Skill training was given to the youth aged between 18-35 years who are living in rehabilitated colonies, urban slums, demarcated areas under urban poverty. These training programs were conducted by Skill Training Partners (STPs), CDCL, S. E. Biz Info-tech Ltd. and Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED) Chandigarh.
While sharing more information, Social Development Officer, Urban Poverty Alleviation Cell, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, Vivek Trivedi said, “Around 600 beneficiaries living under absolute or relative poverty and in vulnerable conditions have successfully completed 460 hours of skill training under trades in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration, Accounting and Tally and Fundamentals of computing and Networking. During the training students were provided with Kits and Stipend for conveyance”.
Adding to it he said, “The training included core skills in respective trade (400 hrs), Personality Development and Grooming (30 hrs), Basic ICT and social ethics (30 hrs) vis-à-vis on Financial inclusion, Motivation and Inspiration for progressive higher education through IGNOU, HIV/AIDS awareness, Respect to Elders and Women, Rights and Duties, Personal and Public Cleanliness and hygiene, environment conservation, ill effects of drugs and good health and nutrition”.
The students were assessed by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) approved Third Party Assessors. Under the EST&P component of DAY-NULM, students were given Skill Training, Training Kits, Stipend for conveyance, skill training
The progarmmes which were aimed at empowering students with economic independence offered placement to the students and 55 per cent of students have already secured jobs. Key Placements were offered at Dr. ITM , SERCO LTD, LMV Info Ltd. MK Refrigeration , BM refrigeration, Godrej, Competent, Amazon, Smart Solution , Majestic Rise wealth Management, ITS Argus Healthcare . The salaries between Rs.5500/- to Rs.12000/- p.m have been offered to these students. The ceremony marked the conclusion of their training and distribution of stipend amounting to Rs 11 lakh to beneficiary students as Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT).