The Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya inaugurated Career Counselling programme and skill development programme at the Kamala Nehru Polytechnic College, Nampally here on Sunday (12th April 2015).
This is the first such programme to be launched in the country as part of the employment generation scheme by the Ministry of Labour. About 1,200 boys and girls will be picked up after assessment and given training as per their aptitude and qualification followed by placement.
Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch National Career Counselling Portal by month-end to enable students and youth to find out the emerging job opportunities on their smart phones. In a phased manner 100 career counselling centres will be set up across the country in a bid to revamp the existing employment exchanges.
Referring to the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Mr. Dattatreya said the skill development programme would be held in all districts of Telangana in the subsequent months.
There is immense job potential in the State with one lakh jobs available in government sector and 20 lakh in the private sector.
The youth should improve their skills to make themselves eligible for these positions.
Counselling programme in old city
A counselling programme would be held in the old city of Hyderabad also.
Data showed that in India only 1.9 percent of the population had acquired technical skills as against 50 per cent in Japan and 30 per cent in China.
Source: The Hindu