Mufti hands over placement orders to 300 ITI-trained skilled youth in Mega Job Fest

‘Have made a new beginning, challenge of unemployment can only be overcome by Public-Private Partnership’

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 09: Stressing upon making a concerted effort to bridge the gulf between skill and job, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday highlighted the need to end the mismatch between what is taught in our institutions and what is the actual requirement of the job markets.

He described unemployment as the biggest challenge that can be overcome only by Public-Private Partnership. “We have made a new beginning today. The next battle in the world will not be fought with bullets and bombs but with greater human resource,” he stated.

The Chief Minister was addressing a huge gathering at SKICC, where he handed over placement orders from top private sector firms to 300 ITI-trained joyous youth in a Mega Tech Fest – HOPE (Huge Opportunities for Proper Employment), organized by Technical Education Department, here today.

He also launched e-service portal of Employment Department for registration of unemployed youth.

Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr. Haseeb Drabu, Minister for Education, Nayeem Akhtar, Minister for Animal & Sheep Husbandry and S&T, Sajad Gani Lone and Minister for IT, Youth Services & Sports & Technical Education, Imran Raza Ansari were also present on the occasion.

Asking the policy planners to take a leaf out of Germany, which became an engine of European economy by focusing on skill development, Mufti Sayeed said his Government has embarked on a mission to create opportunities of employment for J&K’s skilled youth. He also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on skill development in the country. “The Cabinet, in its last meeting, has approved a Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mission which will work to create job opportunities for youth in the burgeoning private sector,” he added.

Also present at the function were Commissioner / Secretary, IT & YS&S, Hirdesh Kumar, Director, Technical Education, Shabnam Kamili, Commissioner, SMC, Shaukat Zargar, and other senior officers of the concerned department.

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