‘Youths in Nagaland have no alternative plan’
Dimapur, Jan. 31 (EMN): Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) on Thursday organised a talk on skill development aimed at exposing students to different career prospects.
Representatives from Emporium Skills Training Institute under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, and Indian School of Hospitality delivered talks on mitigating the unemployment gap in the state and the scope of skill-oriented courses at Bundrock auditorium, a press statement informed.
Anirban Mukherjee, operation manager, India and International, Emporium Skills Training Institute (ESTI), said during an interaction session with the students that “99% of the youths in Nagaland stay unemployed after graduation.” He said that one should have trained skills and build a professional profile apart from academic profile to be in the competition.
He further stated that “many youths in Nagaland sit for NPSC exams, which is considered an ideal job without an alternative plan and spend four to six years sitting for the same exams, later living disappointed and unemployed,” read the statement. He added that the state has talented people but ‘suffers from high unemployment rate and that the gap is increasing day by day’.
“The state is lagging behind because there are no factories, and industries are not up to the mark in the field of entrepreneurship,” he said.
He suggested three industries – aviation, hospitality and cruise line — for young talents. Under aviation industry, Mukherjee said there are jobs opportunities in airport management, ground service officers, airline reservations, security systems, customer service, operational departments and cabin crew. In the hospitality industry, he said one can work in resorts, villas, hotels etc., before adding that there are jobs opportunities in the cruise line sector too.
Rite-u Lohe, front office trainer, counselor, Indian School of Hospitality, shared about the Indian School of Hospitality based in Gurgaon and the Switzerland system of work that the institute imbibes. The institute had recently signed a MoU with the People’s Channel, a Nagaland-based resource development agency established in 2005, she said.
She further “encouraged the youths to venture into the field of entrepreneurship and hospitality management, stating that both the fields are diverse and multicultural with the ability to make students leaders of tomorrow in the biggest industries worldwide,” read the statement.