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DEPwD Partners with ESSCI for Skill Development

New Delhi: In a groundbreaking move to foster the empowerment and skill development of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI). Rajesh Aggarwal spearheaded this pivotal MoU, solidifying the partnership on March 8, 2024, with the primary objective of imparting essential skills to PwDs for diverse job roles within the electronics sector.

This landmark collaboration underscores a joint commitment to cultivate human resources through vocational training that aligns with industry demands. Leveraging the expertise of ESSCI, the initiative aims to create avenues for sustainable livelihoods and nurture a globally competitive workforce.

As per the terms of the MoU, ESSCI will provide vocational training to PwDs in adherence to the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) course standards. Moreover, ESSCI will facilitate connections with potential employers and industrial networks to ensure seamless placement opportunities for trainees. Notably, these placements will guarantee a monthly salary in compliance with the minimum wages act and industry benchmarks.

In addition to pre-placement training, ESSCI commits to post-placement support, offering counseling and tracking services for a minimum of three months following placement. This commitment ensures the continued success and integration of PwDs within the workforce.

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