Sahayog to cover 82 more colleges

The training scheme imparts soft and job skills

After the success of the first phase, the Department of Collegiate Education has decided to extend the Sahayog project for 82 more colleges in the state.

Introduced last year, the project aims to provide employable skills to graduates of various government colleges across the state. Undergraduate students of these colleges would get an opportunity to hone their skills and be industry -eady, enhancing their employability.

In its maiden venture, the department had covered around 118 colleges from 23 districts in the first phase. Corporate training agencies have been roped in to train the final year students through public-private partnership this year.

The Department has also tied up with Karnataka Knowledge Commission (KKC) and Karnataka Vocational Training & Skill Development Corporation (KVTSDC) in this venture. Each training module comprises of 100-120 hours and includes development of soft skills, computer literacy and a job skill.

The job skills could be from any of the sectors suitable for general graduates. Based on the demands of the industry and the aptitude of the students the job skill will be imparted by the training partners. The students need to pay only Rs 100 for enrolment for this course.

Good placement results

The job fairs that followed the training in various places saw a large number of students being placed in reputed companies with good pay packages. Hence, Sahayog has generated a lot of interest among government college students, especially in rural areas.

Colleges in the remaining seven districts and women's colleges will be included in the second phase. Senior officials of the department said they have already compiled the list of colleges and are planning to invite agencies for training students.   

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