PUNJAB LAUNCHES TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR CLEARING BASIC N5 LEVEL OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST TO PROVIDE MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO PUNJAB YOUTH

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· 200 hrs Japanese Language Training programme for Youth between the age group of 18-45 years

Chandigarh, August 8 (wishavwarta):-The Punjab Government under the Punjab Skill Development Mission has started a Japanese language training programme for skilling the youth of Punjab in Japanese Language with the aim to provide more job opportunities to our youth as per the basic requirement of Japanese language proficiency for job placements. By creating such a pool, there would be enhancement in the placement opportunities for candidates who have learned Japanese language and this should be enabled with a tie up with the Japanese Embassy.

Disclosing this here today Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi Employment Generation and Industrial Training Minister, Punjab said that for implementing this project in convergence with Japanese Embassy the Punjab Skill Development Mission has completed the first round of initial meetings with the Japanese Embassy. The Minister said that the programme would cater to the Japanese Language Training of the Youth of Punjab between the age group 18-45 years and having a minimum qualification of 8th Pass and the duration of the course would be 200 hours. HE said that the candidates would be provided training in Japanese language for clearing the basic level (N5) of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), in addition to the JLPT certification the candidates would also receive a PTU (Punjab Technical University) certification post completion of the 200 hours of training in Japanese Language.

Mr. Rahul Tiwari, Secretary Employment Generation and Mission Director PSDM said that the PSDM has chalked out a programme to run Japanese language proficiency course in two phases. He said that the first phase has been launched in which a pool of Master trainers would be created by providing training to the trainers of PSDM, Department of Higher Education, Department of School Education, Technical Education & Industrial Training and IKG Punjab Technical University. These master trainers in turn would then train the youth of Punjab by undertaking batches at various locations of Punjab. He said that the first phase of the training of the Master Trainers has already commenced, two batches with a cumulative strength of 37 are being imparted training by a trainer of Japanese language who has cleared level N-5 and N-4 of Japanese Proficiency Test and holds an interpreter ship Certificate.