Unlike traditional employment exchanges, KEC will deliver the full range of services covering registration, assessment, counselling, training certification and placement. Besides the two entities, the initiative has the Department of Employment & Training as its nodal partner.
Labour Minister B N Bache Gowda said: “We have also partnered with TeamLease for converting our employment exchanges into human resource development (HRD) centres, like the one recently launched in Mangalore. So, we know their ability.”
Briefing reporters, TeamLease Chairman Manish Sabharwal said that there is constant, growing need for governments across the country to lay emphasis on employability factor as much as they do on employment.
“One has to understand the bigger problem today, is that of unemployability,” he said, adding that they have been talking to several governments in the country about such an initiative and are glad that Karnataka was the first one to take it up.
He said KEC will ensure sound focus on employability aspect along with employment. Also, with the recent acquisition of the Indian Institute of Job Training (IIJT), a vocational training company, TeamLease will have more expertise for the KEC that will ensure structures entry and exit gate assessments for the candidates with relevant vocational training programmes.
While the training will help bridge the skill gaps, making the candidates job-ready, the accompanying certification will ensure their credibility in the job market.
Gowda also gave away five appointment orders to students – two each for jobs at iDATA and Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) and one for a job at Sparsh.