Chandigarh, Feb 13- Haryana Government will organize one day workshop on Apprenticeship at Gurugram on February 28, 2018 to disseminate knowledge on the topic and felicitate establishments significantly appointing apprentices. This will further generate momentum for maximum employment opportunities through skilling of youth in both public and private sector.
          This was decided in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal to review the progress of all employment initiatives under Saksham Haryana here today.
          The Chief Minister said that government has fixed a target to tap the employment potential for two lakh youth in the state by way of jobs in government and private sector as well as by self employment. Describing skill development a major component for getting employment, he said that employment opportunities would be created with skilling and professional training of youth through apprenticeship training.
          The Chief Minister was informed that most of the initiatives under Saksham Haryana were under implementation whereas some were being evolved. Under the provision of Apprenticeship Act, a target has been fixed to appoint 45,000 people through skilling and professional training both in government and private sector. In addition, special event has been planned for private enterprises to generate momentum. This will not only help to produce skill manpower required for industrial growth but will make our youth more capable to get the maximum employment in National Capital Region.
          It was also informed that from April 2017 onwards, 447 job fairs have been organized in the state in which job offers were given to 23300 persons. It was also informed that collaboration with Cab aggregators can help in creating 20000 plus jobs in coming year. Similarly, collaboration with security guard aggregators is another strong opportunity to generate employment for youth of the state.  Under the MUDRA scheme, Rs 5832 crore have been disbursed among more than 4.72 lakh persons in the state so far for self employment.
          The Chief Minister also reviewed Saksham scheme, placement platform, employment in Army including ex-servicemen and Saksham Haryana campaign.
          Those present in the meeting included Advocate General Mr Baldev Raj Mahajan, Chief Secretary, Mr D.S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr P. Raghvendra Rao, Principal Secretary, Skill Development and Industrial Training, Mr T.C.Gupta, Principal Secretary, Sainik and Ardh-Sainik Welfare, Mr Vivek Joshi Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr Rakesh Gupta, Director General, Higher Education, Mr Vijay Singh Dahiya, Director, Technical Education, Mr Rippudaman Singh Dhillon and other senior officers.