The state government roped in hair stylist Jawed Habib to train youngsters to become hair stylists and hair therapists, as part of its skill development initiative.
The government signed a memorandum of understanding with Jawed Habib’s Hair and Beauty Ltd on Friday, with an aim to create employment opportunities for at least 30,000 youngsters over the next three years -- 10,000 students a year.
As part of the agreement, the company will impart entry-level skill training for beauty and wellness industry to youngsters through the Maharashtra State Skill Development Society, which will fund and monitor training and ensure placements.
Habib will also provide certificate courses and upgrade of skills for unskilled and semi-skilled barbers, hair stylists and hair therapists to bring them on a par with company
An official from the state’s skill development department said, “The company will train unemployed youth registered on the state’s portal. The state government will only pay cost of training to the company, according to the rates defined by the Centre for the sector.”
At the end of the training, students will receive a joint certificate from Jawed Habib as well as the Central government.
“All vocational training providers under the state’s skill development scheme, including Jawed Habib, will have to ensure that at least 75% of the total trained students are employed -- either in a company or through self-employment,” the official said.
Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty has 545 outlets across 24 states and 110 cities in the country.
Besides Maharashtra, the company has also signed skill development MoUs with the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs and other state governments such as Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.