CII Nagaland conducts industry connect programmes
Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): To generate awareness and promote youth participation in industrial training and self employment, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Nagaland branch, in association with the department of Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship under the World Bank assisted project, conducted an industry connect programme at Government Higher Secondary School, Pfutsero, in Phek district and Ahngjong Mission School in Mon district.
An update from CII Nagaland stated that an acting executive director of Chakhesang Women Welfare Society (CWWS) and its state council member, Nezelu Nyekha, attended the programme as the resource person at Pfutsero. It stated that she has emphasised on the need for skill development– hard skill and soft skill– as well as importance of skills as an asset for the youth to enter the work force at any entrepreneurial business set-up.
She further elucidated on different areas of technical know-how courses which the youth could get trained in the ITI (Industrial training Institute). She also shared concerns on how the lack of skilled labour in the state has caused opportunity erosion and captured by people from outside the state.
It added that Tekhewetsolu Wezah, in her short motivational talk, spoke on the employment scenario under the Nagaland government off-farm sector; the challenges and opportunities that await the youth once they cross certain educational stages. She stressed on tapping resources, talents, creativity, interests and how to generate benefits from these areas.
Reka Mero led the programme and also highlighted the concept note of the programme. Altogether, 157 persons including students and staff of CWWS attended the programme.
Similar programme was also conducted at Ahngjong Mission School in Mon, where Nyamto Wangsha, recipient of national teacher award, briefed the participants about the concept of the programme and shared different avenues and prospects to prepare themselves towards becoming successful entrepreneurs. He also challenged the young minds to plan out and put into action with consistency to achieve success in life.
Participating in the discussion, Fr. Sam from Don Bosco School, Mon, shared on youth participation in industrial training and self employment. He further stressed on building self confidence with clarity and to stand on one’s own feet without dependency. He said, “no business success without risk taking and self confidence in life.”
Also speaking at the programme, headmaster of Model School, Raju Mogar, advised the students to understand one’s own potential and work towards achieving success in life, while the headmaster of Eastern School, Durlov Dey, shared on the importance of informal education to inculcate discipline.
It further stated Yumah, a trained teacher from the Philippines, motivated the students on dignity of labour, while Angip, beautician, shared her success story and challenges in her career. Altogether, 73 students participated in the event.
Earlier on March 10, CII Nagaland organised its first phase of industry connect programme at Christian Higher Secondary School in Dimapur, Mangyangnokcha Higher Secondary School in Mokokchung and Baptist Thangyen Higher Secondary School in Tuensang on March 10.
CII Nagaland past chairperson and director of NIIT Dimapur, Ajay Sethi, participated as the resource person at CHSS Dimapur, while the principal of ITI, Imchen, delivered a short speech. It stated that around 300 students from CHSS and ITI Dimapur attended the programme.
In Mokokchung, ITI instructor Lipokyanger led the interactive session, while MCCI president Tsukti Longkumer and CII past chairperson and managing director of SymBios Creations, L Mongkum Jamir, participated as the resource persons. It stated that a total of 156 students from MHSS and ITI Mokokchung attended the session.
It further stated that the industry connect programme at Baptist Thangyen Higher Secondary School, Tuensang, was conducted with Angelish Ronghangpi as the resource person. It stated that a local entrepreneur, Chuba Khiamniungan, spoke on “Skills and entrepreneurship” during the programme. It stated total of 52 students attended the programme.
A CII Nagaland’s statement pointed out that Nagaland has the distinction of being the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country for persons aged 15 years and above. With a population of only 20.63 lakh, it stated that 30% of Nagaland’s population comprised of youths. It further pointed out that 78367 youngsters are unemployed at an alarming rate of 8.5%.