By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Almora, 28 Feb: Thousands of job seekers thronged the premises of Government Inter College Ground, here, to participate in the Skill India Rozgar Mela, organised by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to introduce the youth to potential employment avenues and learn more about the providers of these jobs by directly interacting with them. One of the largest job fairs in the city, the Rozgar Mela witnessed participation from 34 corporates and registered a footfall of more than 1500 skill seekers and job aspirants, and offered over 500 placement offers to suitable candidates.
Union Minister of State for Textiles and local MP Ajay Tamta was present at the opening.
Organised by NSDC, under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Rozgar Mela gave an opportunity to job seekers to meet prospective employers and explore various employment opportunities, including entrepreneurship and apprenticeship. Leading organisations such as Ashok Leyland, Ikea, Surya Bulb Ltd., ICICI Bank and Tata Motors among others participated in the event and selected candidates for job roles such as Sales Executive, Warehouse Executive, Retail Trainee Associate, Customer Service, Sales Officer, Banking Financial Services and Insurance and Bank Sales Manager. The Mela brought skilled candidates in direct contact with recruiters, HR managers, admission officers and advisory bodies/training providers.
Minister Tamta said, “We are committed to creating and providing employment opportunities to the youth of Uttarakhand. Rozgar Melas organised by NSDC in various cities have been instrumental in connecting thousands of youth to employers. The focus of youths should be on honing skills to get jobs of their choice. The government is putting a lot of effort into empowering youth with skill and education that can help them to be successful in their lives.”
NSDC, under the aegis of MSDE, has been collaborating with various stakeholders including industry, institutions, training providers and Sector Skill Councils to create platforms like Rozgar Mela, Kaushal Mela and Skill Saathi to connect youth with vocational training and link job seekers with job providers.
Strengthening the Skill India Mission, NSDC has been implementing various private and government skill training schemes and initiatives such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK),which are targeted towards skill training of youth, especially school/college dropouts and empowers them with employable skills. So far, about 25 lakh candidates have been certified under the PMKVY scheme and over 10 lakh have been placed in jobs, or have taken up self-employment.
By OUR STAFF REPORTER