TCS To Select Candidates From J&K For Providing Them Employability Training

Srinagar: Under “Udaan” the Special Industry Initiative (SII) launched by Ministry of Home Affairs and implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has launched a fresh drive to select candidates from Jammu and Kashmir to provide them employability traning.

A joint initiative “Udaan” is currently underway with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for providing of ’employability training’ to the graduate youth of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here today.

He said under the ambit of TCS Udaan, the selected candidates will be offered fourteen weeks of training at TCS facility, Kolkata. The selected candidates will be provided free travel by air to training location and back after completion of course. Candidates will be paid a stipend of Rs 15,000 every month for the first year on successful selection as TCS employees, he said.

He said today is the last date for selecting candidates from Jammu region,

He said interview for candidates was organized at Chanderkote, Ramban for graduate girls and boys of the region and more than 120 youths participated.

Interviews of candidates will be conducted on February 21, 22 and 23, he said adding interview of candidates of Ladakh will be held on February 24.

Udaan, the SII for J&K is funded by Ministry of Home Affairs and implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

The programme is a part of the overall initiative for addressing economic issues in J&K. While steps are being taken by the State and Central Government to revive economic activity in J&K, Udaan programme is a special initiative to address the needs of the educated unemployed in J&K.

Udaan program is focused on youth of Jammu & Kashmir who are graduate, post-graduate and three year diploma engineers. The aim is to provide skills and job opportunities to the youth.

Simultaneously, the aim is also to provide exposure to corporate India towards the rich talent pool available in J&K. The target was to reach out to 40,000 youth in J&K over a period of 5 years.

It was observed that youth from J&K were unable to find employment in many companies as either they were unaware of the opportunity in the companies or the companies were unaware of the talent pool that existed in J&K. The principal focus of the Udaan programme is to create an ecosystem that would bridge this gap. The programme is designed to encourage corporates to travel to J&K meet with the youth and hire aspiring youth in J&K who wish to explore the opportunity to work with corporates.

It provides a framework of support to the youth to travel, undergo training in firms and transit to work.Udaan has two objectives to provide exposure to the graduates and post graduates of Jammu and Kashmir to the best of corporate India and to provide corporate India with exposure to the rich talent pool available in the state

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