Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said the objective of forming Skill Development Council (SDC) is to equip the unemployed youth,particularly school dropouts,with knowhow to help them get ‘gainful employment’ in various sectors and be self-employed. On a discussion about the newly formed SDC at his office chamber,Tuki said the government alone cannot accommodate the unemployed youth and the only way out is to promote and facilitate means of self-employment through imparting productive skills,official sources said.
The responsibility on SDC is huge which can be met only through proper brain-storming and inputs and coordination between all line departments and private sector firms, Tuki said.
The ITIs along with two poly-technics are currently the only source for imparting skill to the youth of state.
The meeting was attended by Industries Minister Tapang Taloh,Education Minister Bosiram Siram,Social Welfare Minister N Tingkhatra,Parliamentary Secretaries T Taiju and J K Panggeng and MLA Techi Kaso besides government officials and representatives from NEEPCO,NHPC,R G G Polytechnic and NGOs
working in HRD.
The chief minister said at least 6,000 youth should have been trained in these institutes in the last six years.
Tuki also invited suggestions from all stake holders to finalise a road map for success of the SDC.