Tirupati: Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) has embarked on a massive programme of skill development covering one lakh unemployed youth to enhance their employability in the State, according to APSSDC Special Officer N Sailaja.
After a meeting with the representatives of MNCs on holding job melas in Chittoor and other districts, Sailaja said that training centres were set up in 190 colleges against 360 registered with APSSDC for taking up massive skill development programme for unemployed youth, Efforts are on to increase the number of training centres to cover more youth. Notable achievement by APSSDC was setting up ‘Youth Training Centre (YTC)’ in tribal areas where 1600 were trained with the support of the Tribal Welfare department last year while training of 10,000 tribal youth is underway this year (2016-17), she averred.
With regard to Chittoor district, she said that the district is leading in conducting job melas and providing placements in the State. In the current financial year, about 13,000 were registered in the job melas in which 1400 of all categories were selected for jobs. Unlike other districts in the State, the district is having an added advantage of being close to Chennai and Bengaluru where most of the MNCs including leading software firms were located. “We are focusing on improving skills among college students and youth so that corporate firms employ them,” she explained.
In this connection, she said that the ‘drop-outs’ is still high among the selected youth as only 65 per cent of the selected by the MNCs or other firms settled in the job wanted the parents to motivate their children to imbibe work culture which is still lacking in the youth. Many youth were found easy going, with high expectation and not ready to work hard to come up in life. She urged the youth to change their mindset to get more job opportunities for better life.
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