New Delhi, Oct 9:  Reaching out to the youths, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the AAP government is working towards ensuring their employability in the private sector, which has more jobs “in reality”. Kejriwal said the government was setting up skill development centres across the capital, which would charge a “nominal fee” from the candidates and ensure that their academic degrees were translated into jobs. “Today the youth want jobs. But in reality jobs are in private sector, and not in government sector. AAP govt will make sure that you are trained job-ready so that private companies hire you,” Kejriwal said while inaugurating Industrial Training Institute (female wing) at Nand Nagri here. (Also Read: Lalu Prasad’s beef remark deliberate: Ravi Shankar Prasad)Also Read - Goa Assembly Election 2022: AAP Releases 6th List Of Candidates; Fields Ritesh Chodankar From Porvorim

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also present on the occasion, said the Delhi University-centric approach would not work anymore and promised to bring ITI centres at par with DU colleges. “From the total of 2.5 lakh students passing out from schools, only 1.25 lakh make it to the premier colleges. What about the others who don’t? For them we are building all such centres. Soon they all will come at par with DU colleges,” Sisodia said. Congratulating the first batch of 167 students in the newly-built ITI centre, Sisodia said the one-year course would be taken into count if anyone decides to pursue further vocational studies in the future. Also Read - Punjab Election 2022: Complete List of AAP Candidates, Check Names HERE

“If after doing one-year course from such centre, you want to take up a job then do that. Delhi government will make sure that the window of further studies is still open for you. It will be counted in your full-fledged degree course,” he said. During the event, Faheem Beigh, who claimed to be a social activist, complained to Kejriwal that the AAP government’s turf-war with the Centre was affecting the development of north east district. “Please tell me what happened to the Rs 23 crore package provided for the welfare of the district by the central government? The lack of co-ordination between the State and the central government is effecting us on the ground zero,” Beigh claimed. The newly-built ITI wing for women focuses on skill building of girls from the minority community from the north east district. Also Read - Punjab Assembly Election 2022: AAP releases Last List Of Candidates