Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS): Over 200 educated and poor youths of Northeast have been trained in the last two years under a Central government scheme to create jobs in various construction trades.
The Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) has so far trained 252 youths while 101 are undergoing training and counselling under the Capacity Building and Technical Assistance (CBTA) scheme, an official statement said here on Wednesday.
So far, all 252 trained youths have been offered placements and 118 of them have accepted this in various construction trades.
"The training programme provides for 20 percent classroom (theoretical) and 80 percent hands-on practice at a 'live work site' to enable trainees to learn skills required in construction," the ministry of development of north eastern region (DoNER) release said.
The Planning Commission jointly with the Indian construction industry set up the CIDC two years back to take up activities for the development of the industry.
The training is provided keeping in mind latest technological developments and advancements in the construction sector to make the youth gain meaningful employment, the statement said.
The main objective of the programme is to impart training to candidates from the northeastern region in various construction trades.
The DoNER Ministry has so far released Rs 77.47 lakh to the CIDC to undertake the training. The programme is of three months and weekly performance tests are conducted followed by final examination.