Hyderabad: The government has set a target to create employment opportunities to one crore youth by 2020 through a skill development scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Union minister of state for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya said on Saturday.
“The Union Government will be establishing skill development centres across the country with an amount of Rs12,000 crore to create employment opportunities to 1 crore youth by 2020,” said Dattatreya after inaugurating a two-day ‘Job Mela’ in Hyderabad.
The minister said, “To increase employment avenues for job seekers, the ministry of labour and employment is establishing Model Career Centres (MCC) across the country. There are 950 employment exchanges in the country, out of these 100 centres will be developed as model centres at the cost of Rs350 crore.”
The minister also said that the Union government has decided to open 100 driver training institutes across the country and one of them will be setup in Hyderabad. “The Union Government has already sanctioned Rs 170 crore for skill development centres in Telangana state. The model career centre will provide counselling and assessment, soft skills training, technical upskilling and placement to students, he added.