STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) e-launched the second batch of its Covid-19 online programme 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 programme was launched on Tuesday by the Principal Secretary, School Education Department and Skill Development Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon 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 programme. 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 programme. 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 programme 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 programme which consisted of around 350 candidates concluded on May 28, 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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