Dozens of youngsters were given certificates on Monday after they completed a 90-day skill development programme, which also helped them land jobs.
As part of the training programme of the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) and the ICICI Foundation, the youngsters from rural and backward parts of Telangana were trained in various roles like office administration, sales, retail, and web designing.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the TASK and the ICICI Foundation in April, 2016, to enable skilled manpower by adopting new-age technologies in line with industry needs. Till date, more than 600 youth have been mobilised.
The training sessions were delivered through instructor-led training, self-study labs, and role play sessions. Some of the companies which offered the youth jobs are Apollo Healthcare Centres, Varun Motors, Mallik Motors, Godrej, More Supermarket, HDB Financial Services Ltd., Bharti Airtel Limited, Karvy, and Shoppers Stop.
Speaking at the valedictory function on Monday at the TASK office, Principal Secretary for Industries and ITEC Jayesh Ranjan congratulated the youth and asked them to stay focused at their place of work, adapt to their culture, and enhance their skills for further growth.
Sujiv Nair, chief executive officer of TASK, said those who got offered jobs were from backward areas of Mahabubnagar, Siddipet, Nalgonda, Karimnagar, and Adilabad.