Kulgam : The District Employment & Counseling Centre (DE&CC) Kulgam on Saturday organized a Career Expo cum Job Fair, here wherein apart from allied Govt. Departments promoting self employment, reputed private employers from different sectors participated for on-spot placements.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-ud-Din Bhat presided over the programme.
Addressing the youth, the DC impressed upon all the stakeholders to utilize this opportunity to the maximum. He urged them to avail the benefits of various self employment schemes and try to be job providers rather than job seekers.
Speaking on the occasion, Assistant Director Employment Kulgam, Nowshad Anjum Mir emphasized upon the unemployed youth to register themselves on employment portal (jakemp.nic.in) to get latest updates and notifications related to vacancies put up by private and public sector employers.
The employers were also advised to register themselves on the employment portal.
Around 20 employers from different sectors including companies like SBI LIFE, LIC, Gulistan Institute, Tata Motors, Think & Win Technologies, Tribe21 etc witnessed an overwhelming response from job seekers.
Hundreds of unemployed youth/jobseekers from district Kulgam participated in the event.
Different departments also put up their stalls and sensitized youth regarding various Self- employment Schemes available with their respective departments.
The Skill Development institutions like RSETTI, ITI and PMKK were also present in the event to provide skill development linkages to aspiring youth.
80 Female youth were sponsored for a week long soft skill training programme to enhance their employability by NAANDI Foundation in collaboration with SAHEEB ITI Private Ltd. Chawalgam Kulgam.
Various company representatives also addressed the youth and made them aware about the changing requirements of industry and how dynamic and skill-laden youth create a competitive edge for themselves in the job market.
Around 200 youth with varied skill sets were shortlisted by various companies and more than 120 candidates were selected for training.