Samoon e-launches 2nd batch of JKSDM online Skill Development crash course

750 shortlisted candidates to receive training under Covid-19 special skill programs

SRINAGAR: J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) e-launched the second batch of its Covid-19 online program in which around 750 shortlisted candidates will receive special skill trainings on skills trades such as cyber security, GST, tailoring skills (Masks & PPEs), internet web designing, front office operations in hospitality sector etc.

The program was launched by the Principal Secretary, School Education Department and Skill Development Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today in presence of senior officials of JKSDM including Mission Director, JKSDM.

On the occasion, Principal Secretary also held an online interaction with the trainers and candidates attending the training program.

Later, Principal Secretary also unveiled the certificate of participation and directed the officials of JKSDM to distribute certificates on priority basis to the candidates who attended the first batch of this Covid-19 special skill training program.

While appreciating the initiative, Dr. Samoon said, "Distance learning is the need of the hour and such trainings should be encouraged, however at the same time it must be ensured that trainings match the quality standards."

This phase-wise free of cost 10-day Covid-19 special skill training program was started by JKSDM on 18th May, 2020 in five skills namely Entrepreneurship Development, GST, Beauty Makeup, Domestic Electronic Appliances Repair and Maintenance, Customer Care and Internet & Web Designing. The first batch of the program which consisted of around 350 candidates concluded on 28th May, 2020.

Candidates including professionals, home makers, unemployed youth and students pursuing professional courses are receiving training for these courses in JKSDM affiliated institutions namely Amargyan Institute of Computer Sciences & Technology, Evergreen Computer Institute, Sri Sri Kaushal Vikas Kendra, Sampark Global and Zain-ul-abideen Computer Training Centre, National Institute of Technical Trainings, Infotech Institute of IT, Wyath Multi-Skills School, Super Computer College, GKIETR, Falkan Skill School and Gyan Institute of Vocational Trainings. Besides, daily class by instructors, the candidates are also getting an opportunity to interact with reputed industry experts.

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