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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Skill development training for coastal youth in Tuticorin

A skill development training on different trades organised by the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust and Government Polytechnic College, Tuticorin, for youth living in the coastal areas, commenced in Tuticorin on 3rd October.

Official sources said that the training was aimed at enhancing the employment potential of the youth thereby reducing their dependency on marine resources for livelihood.

The training was imparted in computer, welding, auto CAD ( Computer Aided Desgining) in civil engineering and mechanical engineering applications, computerized numerical control lathe works and earth mover operation. All the training programmes expect that of computer course would be completed in three months.

The computer training, which covers usage of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Tally and Internet, would be given over six months.

A total of 162 youth from 67 coastal villages attended the training.

V.K. Malkani, chief conservator of forests, inaugurated the programme. V.K. Venkataramani, dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute, M. Madasamy, project officer of Mahilar Thittam, and A. Nagarajan, Principal, Government Polytechnic College, were present.

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