FVTRS regional office organised promotional consultation on February 2 at Bosco Reach Out, Ulubari, Guwahati.
Altogether 31 participants from Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura attended the programme. K.K. Mittal, IAS principal secretary to Govt. of Assam, Guwahati was the chief guest.
Albert Joseph Executive Director, FVTRS Bangalore, in his welcome address explained the core objectives of the organisation and purpose of the workshop.
He added the focus of FVTRS in north east India for the forthcoming operational years through partnership with potential partners in six states in 22 selected BRGF districts was to improve skill enhancement and better employability opportunities for the school dropout youth.
Mittal addressed the gathering on increase productivity and employment which would in return contribute to the country’s economy.
He emphasized that GDP could be accelerated through developing skills among people in the country.
He also spoke on the limitations for skill training initiatives, local aptitude, attitude, limitation of skilled trainers and limitation of govt. capacities. He emphasized on the scope for security guard training, hospitality industry, physiotherapy, nursing and handicrafts for the north easterners.
The afternoon session was led by panelist members, Ankur Deka, sub editor Gariyashi, Assam Tribune Group, R.M. Talukdar, AGM, NABARD Guwahati.
Purnima Das, Project Head, IIRM Sonitpur and Manabendra Pathak, Project Manager, MEDM Dhriiti-The courage Within, Barpeta.
Panel members discussed on prospects of skill training in the north east.
The consultation was followed by Skills Training Needs Analysis (STNA) workshop at Bosco Reach Out Guwahati on February 3 and 4 to give an in depth understanding of the skills and trades that are encouraged to help underprivileged youth learn a trade that would help them eke out a livelihood.