Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, December 7 inaugurated the skill development center established by US based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) in Araria district.
The Araria Sadar center is one among the ten other skill development centers established by IMRC in six districts of Bihar.
While inaugurating the skill development center, the CM praised IMRC for taking the initiative and supplementing the efforts of government in providing skills to unemployed youths. The Bihar chief minister also appreciated the infrastructure of the centre.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Secretary, Labor Development, Deepak Kumar and various other secretaries and officials from district administration.
The skill development centers established by IMRC are under Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM), constituted in the year 2010 with the vision to increase the capacity & capability of the system to deliver quality skill training and professional knowledge to the youth to enhance their employability and bridge the skill deficit with a view to meet the growing demand for skilled manpower.
BSDM had come up with unique skill training program by the name of “Kushal Yuva Programme”.
Youths in the age group of 15-25 years, have passed class 10th or class 12th and have dropped out of formal education who are looking for jobs will be eligible for training at IMRC centers and will be given soft skills training that would comprise of life skills, communications skills (English & Hindi) and basic computer literacy which in turn would enhance their employability.
The blocks where training will be imparted to youths are Araria, Forbesganj and Jokihat blocks of Araria District, Kadwa block of Katihar district Dighalbank and Kochadhaman of Kishanganj district, Amour of Nawada district, Dagarua of Purena district, Tajpur of Samastipur district, Chehrakal block of Vaishali district.
The first batch is expected to start on January 15th, 2017.
Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) is a US based non-profit organization which began in 1981 and helps run several programmes throughout the country in partnership with over 100 organizations. It focuses on providing education, emergency relief, medical & legal aid, shelter and food for the needy. It has been at the forefront of providing immediate relief to affected victims of the 2016 Bihar Floods, 2015 West Bengal Floods, 2015 Nepal earth quakes, 2014 Kashmir Floods, 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, 2012 Assam riots, and other natural/man-made calamities.