Times Centre of Learning to train 990 youth from Gujarat’s mining affected areas


New Delhi: India 4th June 2021 District Mineral Foundation (DMF), State Nodal Unit of the Government of Gujarat has selected Times Centre of Learning (TCL) for Project Samarthya. “Project Samarthya” aims to address the need of providing vocational training to youth of mining affected areas, with marketable skills and enhance their capacity to secure employment in the organized sector with adequate income generation. TCL will set up training centres in Kutch, Ahmedabad, Dahod, Sabarkantha, Vadodara and Rajkot and also mobilize participants from nearby districts to cover all the mining affected districts in the state.


TCL will train 990 villagers from 1946 mining affected villages in the area. The training will be for both men and women and be both residential and non – residential. TCL has designed the training to focus on sectors with an employment potential such as Construction, Automotive, Healthcare, Apparel and Tourism etc. Along with core domain skills, the trainings program will include development of IT and Soft & Life Skills.


Commenting on the same Smt. Veena Padia, Director- DMF, SNU Office of Commissioner Geology & Mining Gandhinagar, Government of Gujarat said, “We are implementing various model projects that will have a positive impact across all the mining affected districts. An employment-oriented skill development program named ‘Project Samarthya’ is a program known for its transparency and good governance process that has been awarded prestigious SKOCH Award. I am glad that Times Centre for Learning is one of our valued partners in this program”


Commenting on the same Mr Anish Srikrishna, CEO Times Professional Learning said “As an organisation we deeply believe in providing solutions. We believe that all skill enhancement plays a critical role in employment generation and we strive hard to ensure this. We are thankful to DMF, Government of Gujarat to give us the opportunity to work closely with them”


TCL’s mandate is to train 990 candidates from remote mining affected areas. Of these 450 candidates have already been trained for various positions like General Duty Assistant, Welding & Quality Technician, Automotive Service Technician and Sewing Operators. These Candidates have been placed in the reputed organizations too.


“TCL has set up 7 Centres in the diverse geographical districts of Rajkot, Dahod, Kutch and Sabarkantha. Led by the adept leadership of Sh. Kuldeep Pareek – National Head, the team is highly enthusiastic and responsible and have a good communication with DMF Team on regular basis. I must appreciate that the entire team works on the basis of outcomes and result orientation” Added Veena Padia


Each apprentice will graduate with an opportunity to move into a career in an industry of their choice. They will begin their careers with a starting remuneration between Rs. 7,500- 10,000 per month after successful completion of the programme.


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