HIEMA provides job training for aspirants

Deputy commissioner P S Vastrad inaugurated the first ever STEP-UP programme in the state at Hebbal Industrial Estate in Mysore recently. The programme had been organised by Urban Development Centre, District Industries Centre and Hebbal Industrial Estate Manufacturers’ Association (HIEMA).

STEP-UP is a part of Sahari Rozgar Yojana of the Central government and aims at training urban people in various vocations and skills to become financially independent.

Vastrad recalled that he had to appear for 17 interviews before getting a job despite being a gold medalist.

Training centre

“It is a nice thing that members of HIEMA have agreed to train all the candidates selected for the programme in their units and provide them with jobs later.  The candidates should make use of the opportunity in a proper way,” he said and assured to sanction land for Hebbal Industrail Estate Manufacturers’ Association for establishing a training centre.

HIEMA president N H Jayanth expressed fear that if the Hebbal Industrial Estate comes under the purview of the proposed Greater Mysore City Corporation, industries would face several problems due to unnecessary interference of officials in the otherwise smoothly run estate.

Model in state

He pointed out that the estate was a model in the whole state with independent maintenance of basic needs and infrastructure like water supply, road and street lights.

He said water was being provided to all industries in the estate round the clock at the lowest cost in the whole state, thus providing boost to industrial activities and creating an apt atmosphere for production.

Candidates selected

HIEMA has selected 248 candidates — 152 men and 96 women — from across the district through interviews and has deputed them to various industrial units depending on the candidates educational qualification and skill sets.

They would be eventually absorbed by the industries, based on the candidates’ performance and progress.

HIEMA secretary C M Subramanian, planning director at DC’s office Maya Galagali and joint director for District Industries Centre M Shivashankar were also present on the occasion.

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