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JammuAdvisor Sharma e-inaugurates ESDM

Advisor Sharma e-inaugurates ESDM


NL Correspondent
, Jan 01

Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today stressed on introduction of IT courses intune with the market requirements to increase employability of youth.
The Advisor was speaking at a function organized by Department of Information to e-inaugurate employment-linked Skill Development initiative – Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) programme here today. The participating Training Partners were connected through video conference during e-inauguration.
The scheme implemented by J&K e-Governance (JaKeGA) of the Information Technology Department is expected to promote ESDM ecosystem, which will help unemployed youth to attain skills in different NSQF ( Skill Qualification Framework) aligned courses.
Out of the 82 training partners offering the courses in J&K, the courses were launched in more than 35 Training Partners today.
Advisor interacted with various Training Partners over video-conference and also spoke to students undertaking the courses.
During the interaction Advisor Sharma emphasized on the role of the training partners in tying up with local industries for providing employment to the successful candidates.
Advisor said the courses offered in the Information Technology (IT) sector should necessarily generate requisite employment and avenues for the youth which would ensure their economic emancipation. He further said that it will go a long way in proper channelization of the energies of major chunk of population and overcoming the problem of unemployment.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Information Technology, Saugat Biswas said the J&K e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA) which is the State Implementing Agency for the scheme had recently invited applications from desirous candidates for undergoing the training in 24 different courses with a target of training over 5,500 candidates in the current financial year and over 8,500 next fiscal.
Biswas said the Training Partners in J&K are affiliated with three Key Implementing Agencies (KIAs) viz National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) & Electronic Sector Skill Council of (ESSCI).
Advisor, Sharma also visited a Training Partner “Evergreen Educational Trust” in Jammu and interacted with the students undergoing the training there.
Advisor appreciated the efforts of the Department of Information Technology and expressed the hope that these initiatives will certainly give a boost to employment in the electronic manufacturing sector, as well as promote self-employment.

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