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Labour ministry to provide free skills training to job seekers registered on National Career Service portal

The training will encompass modules on corporate etiquette, improving inter personal skills, making impactful presentation including other necessary soft skills needed by the industry. The training module is available in two languages, Hindi and English, on the NCS portal.

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Last Updated: May 29, 2020, 04.41 PM IST
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Labour ministry has been implementing the NCS project for some years now to provide a variety of employment related services like job search, job matching, career counselling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, apprenticeship and internships.
Labour ministry will impart free skills training to the job seekers registered on its National Career Service (NCS) portal.

"The ministry has tied up with TCS ION to offer course on soft skills to assist job seekers enhance personality development," labour ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The training will encompass modules on corporate etiquette, improving inter personal skills, making impactful presentation including other necessary soft skills needed by the industry. The training module is available in two languages, Hindi and English, on the NCS portal.

Labour ministry has been implementing the NCS project for some years now to provide a variety of employment related services like job search, job matching, career counselling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, apprenticeship and internships.

There are around one crore active job seekers and 54,000 active employers registered on NCS and around 73 lakh vacancies have been mobilized through the portal so far.

Around 1000 employment exchanges including 200 model career centers across the country are integrated with NCS.

Accoridng to labour ministry, NCS has also taken a number of other initiatives to mitigate the challenges in the labour market due to COVID-19 and the consequent lockdown of the economy.

"Online job fairs are being organized to bridge the gap between job aspirants and employers where the complete cycle from job posting to selection of candidate can be completed on the portal," it said, adding around 76 online job fairs have been conducted by NCS during the lockdown Period.
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