PMKK training centre inaugurated in Mokokchung

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/22/2020 9:54:22 AM IST

The only skill India training center in Mokokchung under Prime Minister’s flagship skill training and development programme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) was inaugurated on February 21 by Kuzholuzo Azo Nienu, MLA.

According to a press release, while speaking at the occasion, Azo commended the PMKK skill development programme under ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was a very good initiative of the government of India and appreciated the same for transforming the lives of the youth. Comparing life as a journey with many challenges along the way, he emphasised that the youth must undergo many trainings in life to be well-equipped and overcome and to survive. 

He also encouraged the trainees to try and strive towards becoming entrepreneurs instead of just becoming employees at a juncture where employment at the government sector has reached a saturation point. He expressed his happiness in learning that the center not only caters to the need of the people of Mokokchung district alone but also to those from the other districts as well.

In his speech, Imtirenba Changkiri, placement officer of the center expressed gratitude to the officers at the head office in Delhi for showing leniency and special consideration towards Mokokchung center while setting up the same, without which the center would have never happened. He stated that the center has already enrolled about 600 trainees already and has provided employment to more than 150 successful candidates.

He hoped that the center would expand in the years to come and provide more training courses/job roles. Further, he believed that the center would become a major training and employment hub not only for the district but also for the neighboring districts and render help to the society in tackling the unemployment problem in the state.

Meanwhile, Akangnungsang Ao, editor Ao Milen, encouraged the trainees to be more diligent and hardworking and cautioned the trainees not to be swayed away by all the worldly glamour but to plan and save resources for the future.

Earlier in the programme, Imkongakum Longchar, center manager welcomed the guests and outlined the programmes under PMKK. He also appreciated the exceptional teamwork and hard work displayed by the trainers as well as the operation staff at the center. 

Earlier, programme was chaired by Sentinaro, CRM-BPO trainer, Imlikokba shared his testimony as a trainee and Shilula, associate pastor (women), Mokokchung Town Baptist Church pronounced dedicatory prayers.

It may be noted that the center was established by Empower Pragati Vocational and Staffing Pvt. Ltd. Each PMKK center trains a minimum of 1000 trainees a year and Mokokchung center is one of them offering three vocational courses, CRM-BPO, make-up artist and room attendant trainings. The programme targets youth, school and college dropouts by providing both training and employment and is free of cost.

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