Students registering at the job fair held at the Mysore Exhibition Grounds on Tuesday. | Photo credit: MA Sriram
A total of 2,505 participants received job letters on the spot at the job fair held in the city on Tuesday.
It was jointly organized by Skill Development Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Department, Mysuru District Administration, Karnataka Skill Development Corporation and others at the exhibition grounds.
There were 8,729 registrations for the job fair, of which 5,478 were male and 3,251 were female. 1,867 men received job offers on the spot, 628 women were also recruited. Apart from this, 652 males and 248 females were selected for entrepreneurship training.
SA Ramdas, MLA, who addressed the job aspirants, said that to publicize and popularize various government programs and welfare initiatives launched for the benefit of students and youth, “Government on Wheels. The concept of ‘ will come up. It will be unveiled in due course.
This will provide all information related to various schemes for the student community which they are not aware of. It includes job opportunities, scholarships and other information.
The MLA said that entrepreneurship training was as important as skill development and cited examples of a few individuals who had received such training provided by the government and were now settled abroad. and are engaged in business. He added that entrepreneurship training would help one become a job creator rather than a job seeker.
Mr. Ramdas said that so far 8 such job fairs have been organized and those who became unemployed during the pandemic saw it as a ray of hope and many were re-employed. He exhorted the student community and youth to try to become entrepreneurs and emphasized the importance of entrepreneurship training.
The participants of the job fair were told that both the Center and the State have introduced welfare measures and schemes especially for the benefit of girls and women and this includes loan facilities at low interest without collateral.
Mayor Sivakumar, Deputy Mayor G. Roopa and officers from various government departments were present.