Kozhikode : The government will consider the scope of setting up new skill development centres in Kerala with international aid to help young job aspirants acquire specific professional skills sought after by potential employers, Minister for Excise and Labour T.P. Ramakrishnan has said.
Inaugurating the ‘Niyukti Job Fair 2018’ organised by the National Employment Services at the Malabar Christian College here on Saturday, the Minister said the proposed international-level skill development centres would be set up in addition to the development of existing training amenities in all the Industrial Training Institutes.
Mr. Ramakrishnan said the possibility of conducting exclusive job fairs at ITIs would be examined for giving more employment opportunities to newly trained students. “Some new proposals are under the consideration of the government to lift the existing ITIs to world class standards,” he said.
Describing unemployment as the biggest challenge to development, Mr. Ramakrishnan said no new employment sectors were found emerging in the country or generating fresh job opportunities. “Currently, there exists only a distressing situation where the youths lose their jobs and it creates an impact on the economy,” he said.
A. Pradeepkumar, MLA, chaired the event. About 90 employers from the private sector attended the job fest and screened the applicants. Organizers said around 10,000 applicants had registered their names with the National Employment Service.
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