Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is very serious in tackling unemployment amongst the youth on the need for skill development.
"Both high and semi-skilled workforce is in great demand and the state must be able to produce a pool of skilled manpower to cater to the needs of various sectors," said Gogoi while launching a skill development programme.
The chief minister added that a number of initiatives have been taken up to reduce unemployment. "To ease the unemployment problem, our government is planning to train at least 100,000 unemployed youths through vocational training - both within and outside the state - every year," he said, adding that industries and businesses will be approached to sponsor such training programmes.
The government plans to set up 23 multi-disciplinary skill development training centres during 2012, Bordoloi said.
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