Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi said here on Sunday that the state government had recently decided to start various technical courses as per the needs of the industry in order to create more employment opportunities.
After distributing free sewing machines among girls at a function organised by Aastha, an NGO, Joshi said there were many boys and girls who pursue various courses such as stitching and electronics repairs, yet struggle for jobs. "The Punjab government is holding talks with various industrialists to create jobs for them," he said.
Joshi said there was also a proposal to open small technical education centres in various factories, and after doing courses there, qualified persons can get jobs there itself.
The minister lauded the efforts of Aastha Foundation and mentioned that in the past three years, the NGO had done commendable social work and helped the needy.
Joshi distributed 62 sewing machines among girls who had passed the stitching and tailoring course and also gave them certificates.