Govt, Bharti Walmart to train unemployed youths

Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 19:30

New Delhi: Delhi Government will soon
sign an agreement with Bharti Wal Mart Pvt Ltd under
which the wholesale chain will provide skill development
training to unemployed youths in the city.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said there is a shortage
of skilled manpower in the capital and the short term
vocational certificate courses to be offered by the company,
a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Walmart Inc,
will help unemployed youths find jobs.

A proposal in this regard was today approved at a
meeting of Delhi Cabinet presided over by Dikshit, who said
that the Department of Training and Technical Education will
soon sign an agreement with the company which will impart
vocational training free of cost.

"The collaboration will go a long way in helping skill
development of unemployed youths in Delhi," the Chief Minister
said.

Officials said the company will establish Bharti
Wal Mart Skill Centres (BWSC) at Vir Savarkar Basic Training
Centre to provide free training to all students.

Wal-Mart Inc is the largest retail chain in the world
while Bharti Enterprises is India`s largest mobile telephone
service provider.

Noting that the national capital has huge employment
opportunities for trained people, Dikshit said that government
decided to join hands with the Bharti Wal Mart following
instructions from National Skill Commission as well as policy
guidelines of the Planning Commission.

She said all expenses for imparting the training will
be borne by the company which will also provide administrative
and support services at its own cost.

The company will also endeavour to ensure that
trainees obtain decent wage employment on successful
completion of training.

The training will be imparted on all working days
between 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM and from 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM on
Saturdays and Sundays.

The ownership of the class rooms and facilities will
remain with the government which will provide complete
autonomy to the company to modify the syllabus as per the
industry requirement from time to time.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 19:30

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