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Govt embarks on aggressive mission to train youths


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Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma hands over certificate to one of the students from Thailand during the closing ceremony of Training Teachers form Thailand on Communication Skills by Beaconville Training Academy, Shillong at Unitarian Charch Hall, Madan Laban on Saturday. (ST)

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has informed that the state government is converging with a new programme which laid its special interest on ‘entrepreneurship’ to create skilled workforce by training the youths of the state with the basic knowledge and skill in order to make them employable.

“The need of the hour is immediate skill development to fulfill Meghalaya’s growing need for skilled manpower across sectors and this programme will thus narrow the rather sizeable gap between the demand and supply of skills”, Dr Sangma said.

Informing this at a function of the Beaconville Training Academy (BTM) here at Hajom Kissor Sing Memorial Hall at Madan Laban on Saturday, Dr Sangma said “As we embarked on this aggressive mission, it is important to have partners. And this will go a step further in equipping the youth with skills and knowledge to build a strong productive manpower in the state”.

He further mentioned that this aggressive mission of the state government was adopted from the recently launched programme of the central government-National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to address the challenge of imparting skills required by a growing economy.

Meanwhile, the chief minister lauded BTM for indulging in such productive activities by inviting teachers from Thailand to get trained in this institute. “Such training programmes not only cement the bond of partnership between the India and Thailand but also create opportunities for exchanging traditional values and cultures”, he observed.

While pointing out the similarity between the people of Thailand and North east India in stature and physical features, Dr Sangma called upon the Thai teachers to look to Shillong as an educational centre and also encouraged their fellow students to visit Meghalaya. “This will indirectly create quantum of job opportunities for the young men and women of the state”, he added.

Meanwhile, narrating the experience from the training programme in Shillong, representative of the Thai teachers expressed her happiness and contentment over the efforts put by the trainers and also the hospitality of the people of the state. It is learnt that around 18 Thai teachers from St Gabriel Foundation in Thailand has chosen Shillong as a centre for learning citing that it is a city where English as a spoken language is very common and clear.

The BTM, it is a centre which follows a differentiation strategy to achieve a competitive advantage in training by providing high quality and accurate service.

Later, the chief minister handed over the certificates to the 18 Thai teachers.


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