A month-long ‘Skill Fair’ organised by Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has begun today (May 1st) at Tundikhel. The initiative, part of KMC’s pride project, aims to empower individuals with diverse skill sets to meet the demands of various sectors in Nepal’s workforce.

Collaborating with the Federation of Professional Training and Employment of Nepal, KMC is delivering training programs spanning 29 professions across 10 sectors. People can receive trainings for auto electrical repairs, auto air conditioning, electric car(EV), masonry, tile and marble fitting, electrician, plumbing, waiter, computer hardware and networking, CCTV, welding, refrigeration and A/C, art and sculpture, haircut and styling, salon, sign making and purohit and jyotish etc.

Bimala Koirala, officiating chief of the KMC Social Development Department, revealed that an agreement has been formalized between the Department and the Federation to oversee the execution of training programs.

With a target to train 2,081 individuals aged between 18-58 years, the Federation will manage trainers, materials, equipment, and conduct demonstrations. The curriculum, approved by KMC, ensures that participants receive high-quality, industry-relevant training.