YouthNet empowering local construction workers
Dimapur, May 27 (EMN): As a follow-up of the ‘Year of Construction Workers’ (YoCW), YouthNet conducted a day orientation programme for construction workers under the theme, “Enhancing our local skill workers,”on May 25 in Kohima.
During the programme, Khotuo Sekhose, a Kohima based contractor addressed the opportunities and challenges in the construction sectors highlighting the importance of team work, integrity, patience, negotiating skills, and market knowledge.
He shared the importance in starting small and moving up the ladder in this filed. Quoting “The more value you give to a customer the more value you receive,” he said the importance of collaboration and following instructions and safety rules, in addition outlined the importance of labour rate management since the market unceasingly fluctuate one should also be dynamic with labour rates too.
Making a comparison between local and non-local construction workers, he said it was sighted that local construction workers lack of skills, experience, networking and marketing.
James Kithan, operations manager for Skill Development at YouthNet highlighted various schemes for the local construction workers which include Social Security Schemes to the registered workers such as Tools Grant, Insurance Cover under Aam Admi Bima Yojana (AABY), Medical Assistance, Children Education allowance and Maternity benefit for the female registered workers and the wives of the registered workers.
He informed that to disseminate information’s to the unregistered workers, the welfare board conducts regular IEC activities throughout the state. He said the department of Labour has been helping registered candidate with such benefits. He also encouraged participation in trainings to learn skills.
Director YouthNet Lezo Putsure, informed that workers can register with Dial Nagaland, which is a one stop centre for construction workers looking for work or customers looking for workers. He said since the launch of Dial Nagaland which was supported by the dept. of Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship, the venture has given work to more than 120 local workers and generated 15 lakh for workers.
One can avail the benefits by registering at dialnagaland.com/construction-workers or call on 7085050006 for assistance.