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Skill development training for Assam's youth
Skills and knowledge are the dynamic strength of economic growth, social change and development of any country. At present, skill development has been one of the priority areas of central government, state government as well as corporate in the country.
Potentially, the target group for skill development comprises all those in the labour force, including those entering the labour market for the first time (12.8 million annually), those employed in the organized sector (26.0 million) and those working in the unorganized sector (433 million) in 2004-05. The current capacity of the skill development programs is 3.1 million. India has set a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022.

As a part 'Swabalamban' which is Corporate Social Responsibility programme of OIL India Ltd, a skill development programme has started which is implemented by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship in association with APRINS, a non-governmental organisation based in Guwahati.

Under this project 60 youths from upper Assam would be trained on Retail Management and they would be placed after successful completion of the training programme. The formal inauguration programme was held at APRINS Training Centre on 19th Feb. The inauguration was attended by Manoj Kr Das, Director of IIE and he had appealed the trainees to complete the course and get placement and move ahead in life.

Speaking on the occasion Rohit Upadhaya from GNRC also encouraged the students. Other guests present in the inauguration programme includes Anjal Dutta, Shruti Baruah, Anusya Mahanta from IIE; Ranjan K Baruah, motivator cum trainer, Anuj Kr Saikia, IT Consultant were also present on the occasion.

Chandan Barthakur, General Secretary of APRINS mentioned about the activities of APRINS amongst all participant. APRINS has already completed various skill training in the past and recently finished a course on Patient Care Assistant in association with IIE. APRINS is committed to work for the development of the society by engaging more people.

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