Government of Maharashtra and Tata Trusts launch the ‘Career Guidance and Counselling Centre (CGCC)’ project in Amravati

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~ The project is a part of the MoU signed between the Government of Maharashtra and Tata Trusts

~ Tata Trusts has partnered with Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL) to set up CGCC in Amravati

 

December 29, 2016, Amravati: As part of the MoU signed between the Government of Maharashtra and Tata Trusts in January, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the ‘Career Guidance and Counselling Centre (CGCC)’ in Amravati, today. The CGCC will focus on adolescent youth from rural areas, families of drought affected farmers and underprivileged youth.

The programme by Tata Trusts aims to reach out to students and create an awareness on multiple career choices available to them and guide them on the way forward. The CGCC will also counsel students to make them aware of their own unique skills, aptitude, and interest. In addition, the programme will connect the students to vocational training institutes and industry partners as well.

As part of the MoU, Tata Trusts and the Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Development (SDED) department of the Government of Maharashtra, have agreed to collaborate to ensure the skilling, upskilling and reskilling of underprivileged/ unemployed/ under-employed youth in Maharashtra. While the SDED is entrusted with the role of policy making, planning, coordination, execution and monitoring all the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship schemes, CGCC in Amravati is one of the projects under the MoU.

Tata Trusts has identified Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL) as a partner to set up the CGCC in Amravati this year.

Under the leadership of Shri. Kiran Gitte, District Collector Amravati, skills has emerged as a priority area for the Government. Commenting on this, Shri. Kiran Gitte, said, “The CGCC will be important initiative for Amravati as 80 percent of local youth are unemployable so providing them right career and skills counselling is very crucial and directional step.”

With skills training and development being a focus area of Tata Trusts, Laila Sethna, Senior Manager, Skills & Entrepreneurship Development, Tata Trusts, said, “We, at Tata Trusts, believe, quality training, counselling and capacity building will not only aid individuals hone their skills and add value to their respective organisations, but also help the community as a whole. With a view to skill, re-skill and upskill the youth, we are glad, that this partnership has enabled these students to pursue their dreams.”

Commenting on the launch, Mr Ketan Deshpande, Founder Chairman, FUEL said, “With support of Tata Trusts, we will be empowering 10,000 youth with career & skills counselling that will prepare them for right jobs & higher education.”

Tata Trusts has been working in the area of skills and entrepreneurship development across India for many years. It works on addressing issues related to enhancing skills and livelihood opportunities for the underprivileged youth in rural areas. It is also working on upskilling or reskilling of youth with the primary focus of making them more employable and increasing their ability to secure a better employment.