ASDM organized district workshop on SANKALP; third in a month

ASDM, Dec 25: Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) has organized its third, ever district workshop on Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for the Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) on Wednesday.

The program has been organized at Tarun Ram Phukan Hall in Barpeta district of Assam.

ASDM shared a glimpse of the registration the process at 3rd workshop on Twitter.

ASDM’s 3rd district workshop on SANKALP was attended by hundreds of youth.

The first SANKALP workshop was held on 9th December at Rabindra Bhawan, Hailakandi district and the second one was held on 18th December at Mangaldai College.

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has introduced SANKALP to strengthen institutional mechanisms for skill development and increase access to quality and market-relevant training for youth across the country, SANKALP was launched on 19th January 2018.

SANKALP has a six-year implementation period till March 2023. SANKALP aims to address the ongoing challenges like bringing about convergence, infusing quality in skill development programs and making them market-relevant and accessible while ensuring private participation in the context of short-term training.

The workshop has four key result areas:

(i)    Institutional Strengthening at Central, State & District level

(ii)   Quality Assurance of skill development programs

(iii)  Inclusion of the marginalized population in skill development programs

(iv)  Expanding Skills through PPPs.

ASDM has initiated a State-Sponsored Skill Development Training Program primarily aiming at training the youth of the state and offering them placements. The program is run on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Model. Training Partners are empanelled by ASDM after evaluation of their credentials and proposal.

ASDM has trained at least 1, 18, 585 candidates. For the financial year 2020-21, the total target of 26,600 has been allotted to 396 training Centres, covering 33 districts in 24 Sectors and 83 unique job roles.

The centres were launched in December 2017, with a vision to provide Short Term Training to the youth so it helps them to gain employment in the state, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the training centres across the state were closed from March 2020.