Anantnag: A mega Job Mela was today held at ITI Anantnag wherein various private companies offered counselling to the job aspirants and also conducted an on-spot placement drive.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag Anshul Garg was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The programme as part of PMKVY was organized by District Skill Committee in collaboration with ITI Anantnag.
Around 18 firms including Peaks Auto Pvt Ltd; Tata Fair deal Motors, Kashmir Electricals, Zenith Group etc displayed their stalls to show-case the opportunities being provided by them.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that the aim of organizing counselling cum placement drive was to educate the youth about various opportunities in the private and semi-government sector.
He said the unemployed educated youth should equip themselves with requisite skills to enhance their employability. He said events like this provide an opportunity to bridge the gap wherein market players interact with the supply agencies.
The DC assured the job aspiring youth of every possible help from the government and advised them to approach the concerned authorities.
Later, 170 youth were registered on-spot for their placement in respective firms.
Joint Director Skill Development, on the occasion provided information on various courses offered in the ITIs across UT like; Draftsman civil, electrician, turner, tourism, service sector, Urdu calligraphy, information and communication technology and system maintenance.
Addressing the gathering, Principal ITI reiterated his commitment to provide quality training in all courses at the institute.
Among others, the event was attended by ADC Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Joint Director Skill Development, Farooq Ahmad Khan, Principal ITI, Muzafar Ahmad and officers of DIC.