Bhubaneswar: The Project Approval Committee of Odisha State Employment Mission has approved the proposals for training around 16,500 candidates in different trades this year.
The committee headed by the Chief Secretary approved the proposal of Commerce and Transports Department for imparting light motor vehicle (LMV) training to 7000 youth and heavy motor vehicle (HMV) training to around 2000 youths.
Earlier, the committee had approved the HMV training for 800 youths.
State Employment Mission director Rajesh Gopalan said that the target group in LMV training programmes would be SC, ST, women and BPL candidates.
It would be a non-residential programme, and total duration of the training would be around 180 hours in 45 days. The candidates having the 8th class qualification within 18 to 35 age group would be eligible for this training, he added.
Around Rs.4.85 crore would be invested for this purpose. The HMV training would be residential.
The LMV drivers having minimum one year experience in driving would be eligible for this course. The duration of the training would be around 240 hours within 30 days. Around Rs. 5.32 crore of investment has been estimated for this training.
The committee also approved the training proposal of Directorate of Technical Education and Training for imparting skill training to 7039 candidates in different trades involving an estimated cost of Rs.10.84 crore.
The government would provide training in 16 trades. These are basic automotive servicing, mechanic, accounting, integrated course in hair and skin makeup, electrician, arc and gas welder.
Besides, steel and metal worker, embroidery, industrial sewing machine operator, print publishing assistant, computer hardware assistant, computer network assistant, digital photography, fashion design technology, etc. have been included in this programme.