With a view to tackle unemployment in the state, Punjab government today gave its nod to setup vocational training centres in Adarsh schools to imparting technical training to the unemployed rural youth.
The decision to setup vocational training centres was taken by Punjab Chief minister Prakash Singh Badal in a meeting with the Punjab Education Development Board. Badal also granted permission to Adarsh School being run by the Bharti Foundation to open one vocational centre at the school. The chief minister asked the Chief Secretary to draft a policy for setting up vocational training centers in all the Adarsh Schools of the state so that quality technical training could be imparted to the youth belonging to the rural areas. “With the opening of these centers, quality education could be imparted to the students besides opening the new avenues of the self employment for them,” Badal said.
A member of the Punjab Education Development Board Rakesh Mittal said that these centers would be opened in two out of the five schools run by the foundation as Pilot projects.
In these centres the unemployed youth of the area along with the students of senior secondary classes in the schools would be imparted the technical training thereby enabling them for the self employment. Further, these centres would not take any fee from the students against the technical training imparted to them, Mittal said.