Imphal: The Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) signed agreement with We Care Skill Solutions on Monday with the objective to empower the youths of Manipur with vocational skill sets and enhance their employment opportunities.The agreement was signed at the Headquarters of Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) at Mantripukhri, Imphal West, Manipur on Monday.

Assam Rifles as ‘Sentinels of the North East’ has been actively involved in undertaking several philanthropic activities aimed at alleviating grievances in remote areas and empowering youth with employment opportunities and honourable livelihood.

‘We Care’ Skill Solutions is an Imphal based organisation imparting vocational training to the youth since 2017. In the past six years, the organisation has trained over 3000 locals of which approximately 1000 youth are gainfully employed.

The Assam Rifles will provide the infrastructure for conduct of vocational training and assist in identification and selection of potential candidates. The ‘We Care’ Skill Solutions will be responsible for providing the faculty and for conduct of the vocational training.

Each training programme will be for 12 weeks duration in which selected boys and girls will be imparted training primarily on Hospitality services, Retail management/ Sales, Beauty/ Wellness & Electrician/ Mechanical/ Plumbing Skill sets. At the end of these Skill Development Programs, the successful candidates will be provided certificates accredited to National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and endeavour would be made towards employment by connecting with major organizations in these Sectors nationwide.

As a part of its first programme, Skill development training will be jointly imparted by Assam Rifles and ‘We Care’ Skill Solutions to 90 youth on Hospitality and Retail Sales at Sanjeevani near Hotel Imphal from June 10.

The registration for this programme has been completed and has received an overwhelming response. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated after screening to join the Skill Development programme.

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