Jammu : To spread awareness about financial assistance and other benefits provided to unemployed youth for setting up of self-employment ventures suitable to their skill, training, aptitude and local conditions, District Administration Jammu, under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner Avny Lavasa, has launched the second round of two months long Jammu Employment Festival.
It is pertinent to mention that the Mega campaign, kick-started on the August 1 from block Akhnoor, would witness 20 Awareness camps spanning over the period of two months covering all the blocks of the district.
The event was showcased with the stalls of different departments including Agriculture, Himayat, Women Development Cooperation, Handlooms/Handicrafts, Horticulture, Polytechnic and Industrial Training institutions, Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry, District Industries Centre, SC ST OBC cooperation and Fisheries department. Members from the PRIs and officials from the district administration participated in good numbers.
With the aim to register and provide online employment counselling and registrations, skill training courses available not only at J&K level but also at the Pan India level, the programme is aimed to target unemployed youth of the district with awareness of ongoing government programmes with main focus on employment opportunities available through different departments. The programme will help youth, particularly those looking for start-up initiatives through technical support. The youth will particularly benefit from the integration of the employment portal of Jammu & Kashmir with the National Career Service portal of India with an aim to connect the opportunities with the aspirations of youth and facilitate the registration of job seekers, job providers, skill providers, and career counselors.
With the support and coordination of the PRI members from block Arnia, a large number of Youth participated in the event and flocked various registration counters set up by different departments and approximately 200 youth from the Arnia block registered themselves on the various portals for self-employment through District Employment and Counselling Centre Jammu.