Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki reviewed his ambitious scheme of opening employment avenues for youths with officials of Employment Generation and Skill Development Councils in the backdrop of experiences gained in the last six months.
Taking into account the hurdles experienced in providing gainful employment to jobless youths, Tuki during a meeting yesterday, directed modification in the government’s strategy so that success rate was close to 100 per cent, official sources said here today.
Accordingly, a detailed programme has been chalked out to train about 8000 youths in the current financial year. As per feedback received from training institutes, several candidates dropped out at the last moment to pursue further studies while some dropped out during training due to various reasons.
Tuki felt that a different and student specific strategy had to be incorporated by the government to make the novel programme a success.
Earlier, the state government had embarked upon the ambitious skill development programme to provide employment opportunity to youths, particularly matriculates and school and college drop outs.
A first of its kind anywhere in the country, Job cum Skill Development Selection Rally was organised from August 30 to September 1 last year at Indira Gandhi Park here which was attended by more than 12,210 youths from different parts of the state.
Thirty-three reputed Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) from different parts of the country participated in the Job Fair to sensitise, counsel and select candidates for different training programmes.
In the last six months, 2,625 youths have been deputed for training out of which 1, 073 have completed their training. Altogether 1038 youths have been offered placement, sources said. Encouraged by the response, the government also organised district level job fairs in February in order to reach out to remote locations to facilitate participation of youths from rural areas. This effort yielded good result and 4,931 youth have been selected by 23 VTPs, sources said.
They could not be sponsored for training during the elections. However, they will be deputed after the election process is over, sources added.