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Preparing youths for ‘jobs of the future’

By Mirror Desk Updated: Sep 03, 2019 12:23 am

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 2: A two-day workshop on the topic of preparing Indian youths for ‘jobs of the future’ was conducted on Monday, organised by the School of Engineering & Technology in Dimapur.
During the workshop, the director of a group called Facework, Stephen Carrick Davies from London, and Karenmoa Longkumer, an associate of Facework in Nagaland, were the resource persons.

Speaking at the workshop, Davies said technology is the game changer in the modern world. He urged students to developed passion in what they do to impact the society at large. He said Facework is an employability training framework to help and equip Indians in the 21st century, to empower young people, and to help them design own projects to gain confidence and to thrive in the modern world.

Davies advised students not to be stuck with social media and be deceived by the distractions of the ‘outside world.’ He advised them to work toward other possibilities, and to cultivate work culture with the skills they have.

‘Teamwork is the 21st century skill,’ he said. He urged the students to learn negotiation skills, express ideas and to be creative. Likewise, he urged them to build confidence and to learn from their experiences.

The resource persons at the programme lamented the ‘stereotype mindset’ in the Indian society. They opined that people rush for government jobs and other so-called ‘secure jobs’ instead of following their passions. They urged the students to be risk-takers and to persevere with a goal.

The first day of the event experienced active participation from students during the interactive sessions.

By Mirror Desk Updated: Sep 03, 2019 12:23:47 am