JAMMU, Feb 16: In line with the Skill India movement in the country, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) along with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), will be conducting 8 Mega drives in the next 2 weeks in the state to boost Udaan project in Jammu and Kashmir, a special initiative to address the needs of educated but unemployed youth of the state.
Till date 61 Mega Recruitment Drives have been organised across 22 locations in J&K. The companies attending thesemegadrives are from diverse sectors including banking, finance, hospitality, education, IT/ITES and security. For the upcoming drives some of India’s largest corporates including Accenture, Mount Talent Consulting, MBD Group, Safexpress etc. have agreed to participate.
These Mega Drive are interactive and extended to the youth in J&K, where multiple reputed corporate / multinationals come together and offer various trainings programs and job offers. None of other states have such innovative platforms for their youth.
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These drives are for graduates, post graduate and three year diploma engineer who require skill training to make themselves job ready and employable as per industry standards. Trainings under Udaan will give them more opportunities for securing jobs across India.
Commenting on success of Mega Drives, Jayant Krishna, CEO, National Skill Development Corporation said, “The response and support we have received from the corporate world has encouraged us to set our sights high, in times to come. We now have65 corporate partners aligned with Udaan’s vision who have committed to train 78,155 youth, from J&K, promising them a bright future. This collaboration will further enhance the reach of Udaan, opening up training and employment opportunities for the youth of the state.”
“J&K has delivered some of the most promising resources for us, to our corporate partners and we take huge pride in this,” he further added.
Since November 2014, under Udaan we have:
- Conducted 61 Udaan Mega drives where more than 50 corporates participated
- 17,223 candidates joined and 7283 candidates placed and 5,115 candidates still undergoing training.
- Corporates like Accenture, Tata Motors, Reliance HR Services, TCS, KPMG, I&FS etc. participated in these Mega Drives
- More than 449 selection drive have been organised till date
In the next 3 weeks, Udaan has a strong calendar for J&K youth and is ready to hold 8 more Mega Drives, where they will cover 8 districts:
|1||Pulwama||15-16 February 2016||Govt. Degree College, Pulwama|
|2||Sopore||17-18 February 2016||Govt. Degree College, Sopore|
|3||Ganderbal||22-23 February 2016||Govt. Degree College, Ganderbal|
|4||Anantnag||24-25 February 2016||Govt. Degree College for Women, Anantnag|
|5||Udhampur||18-19- February 2016||Govt. Degree College, Udhampur|
|6||Jammu||24-25 February 2016||GGM Science College, Jammu|
|7||Poonch||29 Feb- 1st March 2016||Govt. Degree College, Poonch|
|8||Handwara (Kupwara)||29 Feb -1st March 2016||Govt. Degree College, Handwara (Kupwara)|
About Project Udaan:
Under a Special Industry Initiative, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Ministry of Home Affairs has been mandated to work with the corporate sector in bringing about a positive change in the employment and skills space of Jammu and Kashmir. The special industry initiative, known as “Udaan”, targets the youth of J&K, graduates, postgraduates and 3 years engineering diploma holders, who are seeking global and local opportunities. Udaan aims to provide skills to 40,000 youth over a period of 5 years in high growth sectors.
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