Shillong, 12th November, 2019: After the overwhelming response to the Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya (SHCDM) Placement Drive held earlier in September in Shillong, the project mobilisers decided to take this drive again for 2 days with an aim to enhance the employability of Meghalaya’s youth and provide an exposure and gainful employment to the unemployed youth to the best of Corporate India at Don Bosco Hall, Shillong which concluded on Tuesday(12th Nov).
The SHCDM programme is a collaborative effort between the Meghalaya State Skill Development Society and its Managed Services Operating Partners IPE Global and the Confederation of Indian Industries. Its sole purpose is to identify qualified youth from within the state and enable them to meet with various company recruiters from across the country. These companies come job sectors and they include the service industry, healthcare, hospitality, telecom, BPO & KPO, Business Solutions, E-Com and Retail. What differentiates it from other programmes is the fact that MSOP project offers golden opportunity to youth of Meghalaya to get jobs all across India and create a niche for themselves and the State of Meghalaya.
The event is assisted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the drive was participated by close to 2000 students who registered themselves through a mobile application, Meghalaya Youth Network or MYN app on their android phones. The candidates appeared for an interview with different employers and around 1200 got selected for jobs in various sectors which include the service industry, healthcare, hospitality, telecom, BPO & KPO, Business Solutions, E-Com and Retail.
Shalender Sharma, Director, Education and Skills Development, IPE Global comments “What differentiates it from other placement programmes is the fact that there are almost 5000 vacancies to be filled across the country, and all these are exclusively meant for the youth of Meghalaya.”
With 4,500 registrations, most of the candidates who appeared for the interview were at the age between 18-25 years. Targeting over 2,600 footfall similar drives will be conducted again in various parts of the state.
Sougata Roy Choudhury, Executive Director, Skills and Livelihood, CII : The youth of Meghalaya , who have good education levels are being offered exclusive opportunity to get trained and successfully placed in corporates where they could make a mark and career for themselves. I urge more of the youth to come forward and take advantage . They can be ambassadors of the quality of Meghalaya youth in Corporate India’.