The State Labour Department is providing training through a three-month course to unemployed youths on spinning and weaving jute. One of the main purposes of the initiative is to make these youths employable so that they can be absorbed in the jute industry.
The initiative had begun in financial year 2018-19. There has been a demand of skilled manpower in various jute industries across the State.
The training programmes are being conducted through various employment exchanges in the districts. Theoretical classes are held at different employment exchanges for one month following which the candidates have to visit various jute mills where practical training would be imparted to the trainees for two months.
The Directorate of Employment has started giving training at 10 centres in Bankura, Howrah, Dum Dum, Barrackpore, Chinsurah, Jhargram, Purulia, Kalna, Bolpur and Sreerampur. Two sub-centres have also come up in Basirhat and Uluberia to conduct the training programme.
The trainees will have to pay Rs 100 per day for theoretical training of one month, and Rs 180 per day for the first 45 days of practical training in jute mills and Rs 250 per day for the last 15 days. The trainees will be provided free accommodation and food during their stay at the jute mills.
Source: Millennium Post