Govt, Bharti Walmart to train unemployed youths
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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.


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

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