Vocational skills, not marks, take youth far: MLA

'Skill K'taka' programme in Mysuru evokes good response

MLA Vasu said, those who have studied well, scoring good marks in written exams seek jobs, but those with good skills and talent can grow to the level of generating jobs. After inaugurating the survey and registration of unemployed youth under the Koushala Karnataka (Skill Karnataka) programme, here, on Monday, he said, there are many worthy examples where persons from humble backgrounds have become successful industrialists out of sheer hard work.

“Registration has been initiated to eradicate unemployment. It will be a continuous process. A mega mela would be organised by November to provide job opportunities for youth. It is the responsibility of the state government to create jobs. But, the number of educated persons is increasing everyday, so the government cannot provide jobs to all,” he said.

Around 700 youth registered under the Skill Karnataka programme on Monday. Most of them were school dropouts, those who have either passed or failed in SSLC, PUC or degree courses. Such youth were found queuing up before counters at the J K Grounds. The programme is hosted by the district administration, in association with Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood department.

Employment officer Vishwanath Bharani said, training will be given in skills for youths between 18 to 35 years. The youth should register on www.kaushalkar.com. As soon as Aadhar card number id seeded to the registration number, message alerts become active one’s mobile phone. Messages are received on the phone and all details can be availed on the phone itself, said Tahsildar Ramesh Babu.

Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, ZP CEO P Shivashankar, Planning Officer Prabhuswamy, MCC Commissioner G Jagadeesha, DDPI Basappa, Senior Deputy Director for Food and Civil Supplies K Rameshwarappa, Employment Joint Commissioner Nagaraju, Taluk Panchayat president Kalamma Kemparmmaiah and corporator Prakash participated.
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