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Kathmandu: More than 10,000 people have applied for the ‘Skill Fair 2081 BS’ conducted by Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on May 1. KMC organized the fair with the goal of training 2,081 people, but more than 10,000 applied for it.

According to Bimala Koirala, the acting head of KMC’s Social Development Department, all those who fill out the application form will be provided training.

She informed that the applicants who fill out the form before May 1 will be allowed to participate in the skill fair. Koirala said that there is a plan to provide them with the training schedule by Friday, May 10. She further informed that training will be provided at various stages in collaboration with various campuses and community schools for those who fill out the form after May 2.

She shared that 2,081 of those who filled out the form will be trained immediately, and others will be trained for the next three years based on their needs. The skill fair has been started under KMC’s Gaurav Yojana (Pride Project) under ‘Increase in Employment and Income, Prosperity of Kathmandu’.

For the fair, KMC has collaborated with the Nepal Training and Employment Association. According to KMC, the aim is to provide training in 36 occupations in 10 areas. KMC believes that the fair will integrate skills that are scattered and help people with skills reach employers. Koirala further informed that people who are between 18 years of age and 58 years of age can participate in the training.

For those who find it difficult to fill out the details online, arrangements were made to fill out the form on paper from the ward office as well. The participants who came to Tundikhel on the opening day should be able to fill out the form at that place as well, KMC said.