BHUBANESWAR: The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment has opened the first Model Career Centre (MCC) under the much vaunted National Career Service (NCS) project at Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped (VRCH) here.
After launching the NCS project that envisages convergence of all employment exchanges and creation of direct interface between job-seekers and employers, the Ministry had announced plans for establishing 50 MCCs in the country. Odisha is among the early States to have established the MCC and offer services to job-seekers.
Job aspirants now use the NCS platform from the MCC to not only gain informed decision on different career choices but also avail counselling from experts in different fields. More than 3000 career options are available from 53 key industry sectors. The youths can register themselves on the centralised NCS portal by visiting the MCC and get notification on all available jobs, career counselling, job fairs and various other employment-related services.
The Government is transforming employment exchanges and University Employment Information Guidance Bureaus into career centres. Employers can now locate the talent most appropriate for their organisations by looking through a country-wide database of workforce from blue-collar to white-collar workers, Assistant Director (Rehabilitation) and Nodal Officer, MCC Ram Kishore Sharma said.
By November 30 this year, more than 3.57 crore job-seekers have been registered from across India of which 1.20 lakh are from Odisha.
Over 9.30 lakh employers have registered of which 23,399 are from Odisha. Apart from these, 903 counsellors and 27,198 skill providers have also been registered. Till November-end, 13,440 vacancies had been posted in the NCS portal.
In order to attract job-seekers to register on the portal, MCC has planned to start interaction and campaigns in schools, colleges, and universities. It will also start an intensive exercise to draw employers from various industry sectors to the portal for posting their jobs as well as linking them to prospective candidates, Sharma added.