ANANTNAG : Under Skill Development initiative, the free training programme by NABARD for 30 rural youth from Anantnag and Kulgam districts concluded today with the conduct of Valedictory ceremony, here.
The 45 days certified training course on Food and Beverage steward was carried out by Learnet Skills Pvt Ltd at Bijbehara.
The valediction ceremony in this regard was presided over by Additional District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Bashir Ahmad Wani and attended by DDM NABARD, LDM, Director RSETI, Centre Head Learnet and prominent hoteliers and industry experts.
Speaking on the occasion, DDM NABARD, Rouf Zargar informed that NABARD has sanctioned various Skill Development programmes to professional skill agencies across the UT and provides financial assistance towards the conduct of such courses.
Giving details about the programme, he said that 30 youth which included 12 female candidates were imparted training under Food and Beverage stewardship course by the Learnet Skills Pvt Ltd which included theory classes and practical. The candidates were given exposure to various hotels across the valley to give them the first-hand exposure of catering and service.
Applauding the efforts of NABARD in transforming the rural economy by way of its unique initiatives, he applauded the candidates for completing the course and stepping into the world of hotel industry.
On the occasion, ADDC handed over the job offer letters to eleven candidates who have been placed in various 3 and 4 star hotels in Pahalgam, Srinagar and Gulmarg.
He urged upon the training agency to provide the continuous handholding support to remaining candidates and ensure they are settled within a period of 12 months as per the guidelines of NABARD.