(IANS) VLCC Institute of Beauty & Nutrition – a chain of vocational education academies in beauty and nutrition – held its 15th annual Convocation here on Monday with over 400 students receiving their certificates. Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, presided as chief guest.
Vandana Luthra, VLCC Founder and Vice Chairperson and Chairperson, Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to promote skilling initiatives for backward classes, minorities and transgenders.
Luthra said in a statement: “The future of our country lies in its competitiveness and innovation through education and skill development. We congratulate the government for clearing a national apprentice promotion scheme and allocating Rs 10,000 crore for the same.
“We look forward to collaborating with the government to create a pool of skilled work force. I also would like to congratulate the students who received their certificates today and wish them the best for the future.”
Luthra also shared that they are looking forward to World Youth Skills Day on July 15 that will highlight the importance of skill training to the youth for overall development.
“With that in mind, we aim to train 15,000 students this year, while partnering with Private Enterprise and PSUs on CSR projects to provide livelihood through skill based training. Such an approach will ensure self-sustainability for CSR projects.”
In addition to implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and the Seekho Aur Kamao scheme, VLCC Institutes will continue their efforts towards:
Higher quality focus through Train the Trainer programmes to ensure quality benchmarks.
Facilitate entrepreneurship to VLCC Institute students through government schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana in association with the Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council.
Introduce beauty and wellness sector related courses in schools and colleges, in association with Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council.
Skill based training programmes run by governments — central and state — for skills training.