6,000 unemployed youths to be skilled in Rajasthan

Jaipur: At least 6,000 unemployed youths having academic education will be ‘skilled’ in their respective fields of choice by 2016 end under a joint collaboration with the Rajasthan government.

Skilling youth enriching livelihood programme for Rajasthan’s unemployed youth would begin from September 30, and a toll free number is given for their registration on 1800 200 6168, Virtual Global Education Ltd (VGEL), Managing Director, G K Varshney, said.

Registration fee of Rs 600 for general category students and Rs 300 for reserved category students will be charged for two to three months of skill training, he said.

The first phase includes training for BPO, Nursing, Telecom, Accounting, and renewable/solar energy branches, he said.

This task was taken as per the Modi government’s Skill India programme and the Memorandum of Understanding with the Rajasthan government’s Employment Skill Training Programme, which was singed on December 24 last year, he said.