Silvester D’ Souza
Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)
Kundapur, June 29: “A skill connect portal will be inaugurated on July 15 to provide information and help for the youths in the state to get their dream job,” said C N Ashwathnarayan, Karnataka minister for higher education, information technology, bio technology, science and technology, skill development, entrepreneurship and livelihood.
He was speaking after inaugurating a job fair held at Kundapur’s Bhandarkar College here today, June 29.
“Karnataka has the largest number of talented youth in the country. But there is a scarcity of necessary information to obtain their dream jobs. Therefore the skill connect portal will be inaugurated on July 15. It will provide through virtual platforms the details of skills needed to obtain the jobs they desire, available jobs and the organizations that provide them,” he said.
“Karnataka leads in the number of talented youths in the country. There is no scarcity of jobs but there is scarcity of those who join them. People from other states come to Karnataka looking for jobs. National education policy is included and mandatory technical skills are being taught in the state. Good education and talent can solve various problems in society,” he said.
“Necessary information and facilities are being provided through IMC centres to those who go abroad for jobs from the state. There are 200 ITI colleges with more than 1.5 lac students and a large number of students study in polytechnics also in the state. There are GTTC colleges in all the districts of the state and there is no scarcity in the technical colleges,” he said.
In his introductory address, Kota Srinivas Poojary, minister of backward class and social welfare said that jobs can be provided to more than 2,000 people in the fair and more than 2,800 applications are received. “More than 57 organizations have participated. Appointment letters will be issued to the appointed candidates soon,” he said.
Kundapur municipal council president Veena Bhasker Mendon presided over the programme.
Karnataka food corporation vice president Kiran Kodgi, municipal council vice president Sandeep Kharvi, Bhandarkar’s college management committee member Shantaram Prabhu, Bhandarkar’s P U College principal Dr G M Gonda and others were present.
District skill development officer Jagadish welcomed. Bhandarkar’s degree college principal Dr Narayan Shetty rendered a vote of thanks. Akshay Hegde compered the programme.