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Maharashtra Government and Tata Trusts launch ‘Career Guidance and Counselling Centre project in Amravati


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

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

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Tata Trusts and the Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Development (SDED) department of the Government of Maharashtra have agreed to collaborate to ensure skilling, upskilling and reskilling of underprivileged/ unemployed/ under-employed youth in Maharashtra.

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

The partnership plans to support 10,000 students in the next one year under the CGCC. Under this, 6000 students will be directed in pursuing vocational skills training and 4000 students will be directed in pursuing higher education.

“The CGCC will be an important initiative for Amravati as 80% of local youth are unemployable. Thus, providing them with right career and skills counselling is a very crucial step,” said, Kiran Gitte, District Collector, Amravati.

Laila Sethna, Senior Manager, Skills & Entrepreneurship Development, Tata Trusts said, “We 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 students to pursue their dreams.”

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