NSRLM facilitates job placement for youth
Dimapur, Sep. 27 (EMN): A total of 300 youth, who are trained under the Deen Dayal Upadhaya Grameen Kaushalya (DDUGKY), would vie for job placement in 15 different companies during a two-day ‘CXO (employers) meet-cum-job mela,’ which got underway at Hotel Saramati on September 27 organised by Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) on the theme “Transforming rural youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce.”
This was announced during the programme by Imtimenla, joint secretary of Rural Development and NSRLM mission director. She informed that NSRLM rolled out DDUGKY only during 2018-2019, while the actual training of candidates began in 2019-2020.
Imtimenla stated that despite the many challenges faced during the pandemic, NSRLM was able to bring more project implementing agencies (PIA) and trained 4510 rural youth in various trades ranging from construction to tailoring and food and beverage service to solar panel installation in three years. She informed that 2082 youth have joined the industry workforce and continued to work for at least three months, while two girls got international placement.
Minister of Rural Development and guest speaker of the programme, Metsubo Jamir stated that any investment that comes to the states would require workers. He expressed hope that the DDUGKY trained youth would be able to fill up the manpower gap.
Jamir stated that the concept of employment for survival should be made clear to everyone. With abundance of resources in Nagaland, he stated that the state could not come out with industries, hotels, or employment sectors to absorb the unemployed youth.
He, however, stated that things are changing now in Nagaland and expressed hope that people would get opportunity to be employed in the state. While emphasising on the importance of skill resources exchange for development, he added that those Naga people working in other states are an asset to the state as they bring back skills.
Jamir further assured the companies present at the event that the youth trained through DDUGKY in Nagaland were thoroughly trained and were ready for job. He stated that the youth were trained as per the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) guidelines.
Earlier, a book on 75 success stories of Naga rural youth through DDUGKY was release by guest speaker.