CII identifies 3 core areas for JK
Presents skills study report to CM
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 19: The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) has identified skill development, agriculture and tourism as its three core areas for J&K.
A CII delegation led by Chairman, CII-Northern Region and CEO, NIIT, Vijay Thadani Saturday presented a ‘CII Skills Study’ report for nine districts of J&K to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
The report, according to a CII handout issued here, recommends employment oriented courses for youth for market driven trades, orientation program for students and faculty outside the state and greater involvement of industry for training and placement.
“The CII would be working closely with the government to engage with the youth and initiate skill projects both within and outside the state, which is a critical component for any development strategy for the State,” the delegation said.
Thadani apprised the chief minister that the CII has proposed setting up of Skill Development Centres within University and Colleges, refresher course for ITI trainees and Train the Trainer program through the CII-IISD Centre in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh, a Skills Gurukul model between Pan IIT and CII that offers vocational finishing schools for school drop-outs below grade 10th and offers 100 per cent placement through tie-ups with CII member companies within and outside J&K in trades like welding, construction, catering and driving.
Besides, CII would be organizing a Job Fair as a platform to link students with the industry. B Thiagarajan, Chairman, CII National Task Force on Cold Chain Development handed over the Feasibility Report for Cold Chain Development for Apples to the Chief Minister, which recommends a modern system for procurement, processing and storage supported by refrigerated logistics to create a cold chain infrastructure in state.
3 projects have been proposed, one each at Islamabad (Anantnag) and Sopian in the heart of apple orchards and a market hub at Jammu.
Raju Chowdhary, Chairman, CII J&K State Council said the CII would be organizing a Healthcare Mission to the NCR region for the healthcare professionals to give them a direct feel of best practices.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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