Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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who received certificates at convocation, 150 were from Punjab and Chd
Ludhiana: July 13 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Vandana Luthra, VLCC Founder and Vice Chairperson and Chairperson, Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to promote skilling initiatives for backward classes, minorities and transgender people.
In a statement here on Wednesday, she added, “The future of our country lies in its competitiveness and innovation through education and skill development. We congratulate the Government for clearing a national apprentice promotion scheme, and allocating Rs.10,000 crore for the same. We look forward to collaborating with the Government to create a pool of skilled work force.I also would like to congratulate the students who received their certificates today and wish them the very best for the future. I am sure they will secure their future in the fast-growing wellness domain and also act as ambassadors-at-large of a confident, young and skilled India.”
Luthra, added, “We are looking forward to ‘World Youth Skills Day’ on 15 July that will highlight the importance of skill training to the youth for overall development. With that in mind, we aim to train 15,000 students this year, while partnering with Private Enterprise and PSUs on CSR projects to provide livelihood through skill based training. Such an approach will ensure self-sustainability for CSR projects.”
Further, she told that VLCC Institute of Beauty and Nutrition –India’s largest chain of vocational education academies in beauty and nutrition –held its 15th annual Convocation in New Delhi today with over 400 students, including from Punjab, receiving their certificates. The Chief Guest at the event was Smriti ZubinIrani, Union Minister of Textiles. Of the total students who received certificates at the convocation, about 150 were from the districts of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Phagwara, Ferozepur, Moga and Chandigarh.
She revealed that in addition to successful implementation of the Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY) and theSeekho Aur Kamao scheme, VLCC Institutes will continue their efforts towards higher quality focus through “Train the Trainer” programmes to ensure quality benchmarks; facilitate entrepreneurship to VLCC Institute students through Government schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana in association with the Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council; introduce Beauty & Wellness sector related courses in schools and colleges, in association with Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council;, and Skill based training programmes run by Governments -- Central and State for skills training.