New Delhi, July 23: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a "free" Spoken English programme for youngsters to enhance their communication skills and help improve their job prospects.
Those falling between the age group of 18 and 35 can enrol themselves into the programme with a deposit amount of Rs 950. The deposited amount will be refunded after the successful completion of the course which will be conducted by Delhi Skill Entrepreneurship University.
"We are announcing a Spoken English programme for youngsters who lack communication skills. Our Delhi Skill Entrepreneurship University will conduct this course. The students who have completed their education up to standard 12 and have poor communication skills can opt for the course. People who are also facing problems in seeking jobs and have a basic knowledge of English of up to standard 8 can also join the course," the Delhi Chief Minister said.
"This would help develop one's personality, and improve the student's job prospects," he added.
According to the Chief Minister, Phase 1 of the programme would first train nearly 1 lakh students and will be expanded subsequently.
"In Phase-1, we would be providing training to as many as 1 lakh students in one year at 50 centres across Delhi. Subsequently, it would be expanded. Youths aged 18-35 years can get enrolled in this 3-4 month-long course," Kejriwal said.
"The timings would be flexible. It is completely free. However, an amount of Rs 950 would be kept as a security deposit which would be refunded after successful completion of the course," he added.