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17,000 J-K youth to be given jobs training in corporate sector

Apr 18th, 2013
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More than 17,000 educated youth from Jammu and Kashmir will be given training in corporate sector, including in IT giants like Infosys and TCS, in various job-oriented courses under a centrally-sponsored special industry initiative. 

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said that under the scheme of Special Industry Initiatives for Jammu and Kashmir known as 'Udaan', the Project Appraisal Committee, has approved the proposals of M/s IYogi to train 5742 graduates, M/s Accenture to train 3300 candidates, M/s 247Inc to train 6000 candidates and M/s Ligare Voyages Limited to train 2000 candidates over a period of five years. 

"11 corporates are visiting J&K for selection of candidates from 19th April to 4th May, 2013. These companies include Iyogi, Rooman Technologies, Religare, TCS, 247inc, Accenture, Infosys, Bajaj Alliance, Learning Links, Canara Bank and ONGC," he told a press conference here. 

The scheme, launched last year by the then Home Minister P Chidambaram, aims at providing employment-oriented training for youth from Jammu and Kashmir covering various sectors like business management, software and BPOs and facilitating jobs for them. 

Home Ministry officials said more than 100 educated youth from Jammu and Kashmir were so far employed in corporate sector and 100 more are in the process of getting jobs across India under the scheme. 

Home Ministry sources said those who got jobs so far are mostly in software companies, BPOs and companies affiliated to Confederation of Indian Industries while private banks and public sector enterprises have promised to hire 100 trained youth.

Via Business Standard