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Free computer training for BPL youths

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 14 � With an objective to increase employability among the rural youth belonging to below poverty line (BPL) families, leading computer institute NIIT is providing training to 950 youth of the State free of cost under project Asha, an initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).

Under this pan-India project, taken as a part of the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna of the MoRD, the NIIT-Assam is to train 1,500 rural youth of the BPL families of Assam within the current financial year.

Addressing a press conference on Friday on behalf of the institute, Arindam Mazumder said that the youth of such families interested in getting the 120-hour training in 30 days in different disciplines, including customer service, sales, hardware networking, accounting, frontline sale, etc., should come forward to get this free training that would help them immensely to get employment in all the spectrums of industries.

�Unemployment is one of the major problems faced by the country and thus highest priorities have been attached under the scheme to generating employment in the rural areas of the country and thereby lifting the social and economical status of the people living below poverty line,� he said.

Under Asha, Class X-passed candidates between the age-group of 18 to 35 years are given training in different modules after which they are provide with NIIT certificate. In Assam 400 students have already been given the training and 250 of them are placed in different telecom companies, food-joint chains, malls, etc.

During the training, special focus is given on communication skills, personality development and grooming, etc. On completion of three months of their job NIIT gives a stipend of Rs 2000 to every student. �Post placement, we do handholding of our students and keep track of them so that we are able to counsel them for better avenues,� he added.

To increase employability among the educated rural women, special emphasis is given on motivating the women to join the course and their own livelihood. �We are happy to inform that after placement many students resume their education, which they had left due to financial problems.

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Free computer training for BPL youths

GUWAHATI, Feb 14 � With an objective to increase employability among the rural youth belonging to below poverty line (BPL) families, leading computer institute NIIT is providing training to 950 youth of the State free of cost under project Asha, an initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).

Under this pan-India project, taken as a part of the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna of the MoRD, the NIIT-Assam is to train 1,500 rural youth of the BPL families of Assam within the current financial year.

Addressing a press conference on Friday on behalf of the institute, Arindam Mazumder said that the youth of such families interested in getting the 120-hour training in 30 days in different disciplines, including customer service, sales, hardware networking, accounting, frontline sale, etc., should come forward to get this free training that would help them immensely to get employment in all the spectrums of industries.

�Unemployment is one of the major problems faced by the country and thus highest priorities have been attached under the scheme to generating employment in the rural areas of the country and thereby lifting the social and economical status of the people living below poverty line,� he said.

Under Asha, Class X-passed candidates between the age-group of 18 to 35 years are given training in different modules after which they are provide with NIIT certificate. In Assam 400 students have already been given the training and 250 of them are placed in different telecom companies, food-joint chains, malls, etc.

During the training, special focus is given on communication skills, personality development and grooming, etc. On completion of three months of their job NIIT gives a stipend of Rs 2000 to every student. �Post placement, we do handholding of our students and keep track of them so that we are able to counsel them for better avenues,� he added.

To increase employability among the educated rural women, special emphasis is given on motivating the women to join the course and their own livelihood. �We are happy to inform that after placement many students resume their education, which they had left due to financial problems.

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