GUWAHATI, Dec 28 - An event on �Employment through skills training and placement (ESTP)� under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) programme has been undertaken by the city-based Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE).
The training programme, which started earlier this month, will cover 24 municipal-administrated areas of Assam, where training will be provided in various job-oriented trades like automotive repairs, driving, banking and accounting, electronics repair, wireman, garment making, fashion designing, medical and nursing care, media related subjects, printing, beauty culture and hair dressing, retail, toy making and hotel management, said a statement.
For the first phase, a target has been set to train of 3,197 candidates has being set.
The NULM is aimed at basic development in urban areas and gives special emphasis on providing job-oriented training, employment generation and livelihood projects for the urban poor.
The mission is aimed at providing shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner.
In addition, the mission is also intended to deal with livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities.
The ESTP training programme under NULM is designed to offer skills to the unskilled urban poor as well as to upgrade their existing skills. This programme will provide skill training to the urban poor so that they can set up self-employment ventures as well.
Through an MoU with the Assam State Urban Livelihood Mission Society (ASULMS), IIE aims to provide ESTP training for self-employment for the urban poor and provide support for those trained participants to get employment or start their micro-enterprises. The training programmes are rolled out simultaneously in all centres of the State.