Karnataka: Govt launches Women@Work program to provide 5 lakh jobs to women

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Bangalore: Minister of Higher Education, Electronics, IT-BT, S&T and Skill Development has launched [email protected] ,[email protected]) Program to provide five lakh jobs to women in Karnataka within 2026. The program was started by Dr CN Ashwath Narayan on Tuesday.

The objective of the course introduced for women is to provide employment with the necessary employable skills.

Participating in an event organized by the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) in association with KTech and Karnataka Skill Development Corporation to mark the Women’s Day celebrations, the Minister launched the new initiative called as part of the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission programme. was also held in Ashwin De Gowda, MD, Karnataka State Skill Development Corporation, KDEM President BV Naidu, CEO Sanjeev Gupta, and VMware’s Ramakumar Narayanan were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ashwath Narayan said that women who will be trained in specialized skills will become employable in the next five years, which will go a long way in contributing to the GDP growth of the country.

Dr Narayan said [email protected] Under the programme, free certificate courses will be conducted to train women technically in various subjects. He said that women currently constitute 35 per cent of the workforce and the aim of the program is to increase their workforce by 50 per cent.

The minister also said that all efforts are being made to provide 5,000 jobs for women as part of the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission and added that the government is keen to realize this mission in the coming days.

(ANI)

First published:March 9, 2022 at 11:38 am

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