Jammu: In a placement fair inaugurated today by Principal Secretary, Skill development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, several companies participated to hire the skilled ITI students.
The fair was organised by ITI, Jammu in its campus here for its students who have completed their training or are in the final phase of completion of training.
Dr Samoon was accompanied by Mission Director, Skill Development, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah; Director Skill Development, Sajjad Hussain Ganaie and other officers of the department.
Dr Samoon lauded the efforts of the ITI administration for conducting such job fair in the times of Covid pandemic. He asked them to conduct such fairs regularly for their pass outs. He asked the administration that there should be tie-up between the academic institutions and industrial houses so that the skilled candidates get jobs as per their acquired skill sets.
The Principal Secretary desired that job fairs are the modern day trends adopted by all the institutions having the placement cells. He said that every technical institution should have a placement cell that would assist the skilled youth to fetch jobs at the outset of their training programmes.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Abid stated that J&K needs more such initiatives to tap the potential of skilled and educated youth produced by the institutions here. He emphasised that each such institution should upgrade their courses and curriculum as per the modern needs desired outside. He also asked the students to acquire the skills efficiently so that they are hired on respectable terms by the companies.
He said that skills are most sought after traits among the trained professionals adding that the persons who are astute in any of the skill are sought by many employers simultaneously. He advised the students to learn the trades well so that they don’t face any hiccups to get adjusted.
Director Skill development said that this institution has produced hundreds of professionals who have served across the length and breadth of the Union Territory in several capacities and has contributed positively in the development of J&K.
The companies which participated in the placement fair included Nilkamal Limited, JK Chenab Construction & Suppliers, Ultimate Flexipack Limited, TS Sales Corp, Maruti Suzuki, Swastik Agro World, and JTH Industries.
Pertinently, students having the qualification of 8th and above with requisite skills were eligible for participation.
Later, Principal Secretary laid foundation stone for the park to be developed at the cost of Rs 10.92 lakh. The park will have seating arrangements for organising different functions, cultural and national events besides a track and green are was for leisure activities.