Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 'Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana' on Wednesday to create skilled manpower at grass-root level by providing them vocational, technical and skill development education, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said in Amritsar.
Presiding over convocation at Global Institutes here, Jaitley said the ambitious programme, being launched under National Skill Development Mission, would impart skill training to 24 lakh youth over the next year and trained candidates would be awarded with incentives.
The minister said this program would prove a milestone for skilled youngsters as they could become self-reliant after getting professional training.
Exhorting the students to become the best he said only skilled and professionals could compete in this competitive era.
On the occasion Jaitley also conferred degrees to graduates and post graduates of Global Institutes.
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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2015 23:00:47 IST