Job 'guidance' programme to begin from July in dist

 Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation has developed a programme under the guidance of Knowledge Commission as it was felt that if the information regarding job opportunities and training is given at the high school level itself, it would benefit the students more.

The programme which focuses on the job opportunities in Government and private sector will be launched from July in composite colleges.According to the information available to Deccan Herald from highly placed sources, the State’s 175 taluks have been selected for the programme.

Information and guidance at the same time will be provided to students of two Government Composite High Schools in each taluk.The composite high schools have been selected as both the high school and PU students can be provided information at the same place.

Implementation
Every district’s employment officers will get in touch with the respective high school chiefs and with their guidance, a time table will be prepared. Without hindering the regular classes the employment officers and Employment and Training department trainers will give guidance.

The Corporation has prepared the necessary syllabus for the programme. The programme is being implemented on an experimental basis and in the future there are plans to implement it in the private schools and colleges.The programme of giving information about job opportunities  has been going on in under graduate colleges.
However, this is the first time training and skill development programme has been started in high schools and composite colleges.

The programme of converting Employment and Training department offices in 10 districts in the State into Human Resources Department Centres (HRDC) has already started.
After the establishment of these centres in all the districts, District Employment Opportunities centres will be started in the same premises. This centre will act as a bridge between employment seekers and job providers.

Black list
In the job fairs and other seminars organised by the corporation, private companies should also participate and create job opportunities. They should be transparent when they create jobs. Otherwise such companies will be black listed, said an official.

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