Haryana govt to start employment opportunities training programme for girl students

Chandigarh, Oct 18 (UNI) With a view to ensure employment opportunities especially for women, Employability Training would be imparted to the girl students of the Government colleges of Haryana.

Disclosing this, the Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that in the first phase, as many as 12000 girl students from 11 districts would be given training for 16 hours free of cost and out of these, around 4000 girl students would be given employment.

Mr Sharma said that providing job opportunities for the youth of the State is always the priority for the State Government.

He said that “United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)” has implemented a unique programme, Project “Disha” for creating employment and Entrepreneurship opportunities for underprivileged women so as to make them economically independent. 

Under this programme, approximately 6.5 lakh girls and women have been imparted training in the States of Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, Delhi and NCR in the areas of career guidance, career counseling, employment marketplace, entrepreneurship and value chains.

Under this project, in the first phase, 12000 girl students from 11 districts of Haryana would be given training for 16 hours free of cost on which a sum of Rs. 1.16 would be spent, he added.