Under the Skill India Mission Punjab Government is going to set up 50 skill training colleges for the girl students while another 2,000 centres will come up at the village.
The colleges will be set up at a cost of Rs 20 lakh each. It will help 6,000 students to launch their start-ups, self-employment ventures or setup their own units to become entrepreneurs and job providers.
The new colleges will be governed by the Panjab University, Punjabi University, Guru Nanak Dev University and will run short term courses, as per recent report from government sources. The state universities would design such courses/training programmes in consultation with the departments of Industry and Commerce, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Labour, Agriculture and Food Processing.
The short term courses will be ranging from one month to three months duration, for unemployed girls to become self-reliant by establishing shops/units leading to the empowerment of rural women.
Recently a meeting was held between Deputy Chief Minister and Union Food Processing Minister along with other high profile government officials to implement the programme.