Goa govt earmarks Rs 5 cr for apprenticeship training scheme

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Panaji, Feb 20 (PTI) The Goa government has earmarked Rs five crore for the Chief Minister's Apprenticeship Training Scheme 2021, which aims to provide employment to the youths, a senior official has said.

The Goa Cabinet had approved the scheme on Wednesday.

A senior official from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) told PTI on Friday that the government has earmarked Rs five crore for the scheme, which would be implemented through the Goa Human Resource Development Corporation.

'The state government will sign MoUs with private players to provide employment to the youths from Goa under this ambitious scheme,' he said.

The official said that under this scheme, the state aims to train 2,500 youths in a year, which will provide employment opportunities to them.

The scheme will provide work experience to the students, which will make them employable.

The state government will pay remuneration to each selected youth during the programme, the duration of which will depend upon the kind of training one has opted for, he added. PTI RPS NP NP