Teachers to get tips on helping disabled students get jobs

 In a push to impart vocational training to disabled people, the Delhi government is considering a proposal to send teachers from technical institutes and polytechnics for a training programme outside the city.

The proposed course would help them provide training to disabled students.
It will be conducted by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh.

“Job fairs for disabled people, employment opportunities for the disabled in government and public sector undertakings and corporate social responsibility initiatives would also be a part of the training,” said an official.

The course is likely to give a push to the Arvind Kejriwal government’s insitutions to frequently conduct projects for the disabled students admitted under the physically handicapped quota.

The February 29-March 4 orientation programme in Chandigarh would also look at generating self-employment opportunities for the disabled, said an official.
Through regular job summits, Labour Minister Gopal Rai has been trying to generate job and self-employment opportunities for the disabled.

“We have been regularly holding job fairs for the disabled,” said Rai.
In August, hundreds of disabled job seekers were shortlisted for jobs with multi-national companies.

In November-December, an 11-day job summit was organised by the Delhi government.
The shortlisted differently abled youths were selected by MNCs for jobs like financial planning adviser, housekeeping, tele-caller, data entry operator, security guard, attendant, helper, driver and peon.

In the last one year, over 15,000 job seekers have got appointment letters through job summits conducted by labour department.

A special job fair was held in October at Karkardooma by the Delhi government in association with the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre For Handicapped.

Rai said all job summits culminate with counselling session for  applicants in which they are provided offer letters after verifying their documents and qualifications.

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