Meghalaya : Two-Days Long ‘Skill Mela’ Inaugurated At Jowai; Focusing Into Youth Empowerment 

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The Jowai legislator and MCCL Chairman – Wailadmiki Shylla today inaugurated the two-days long ‘Skill Mela’ at U Kiang Nangbah Government College Auditorium in Jowai.

Organized by the Meghalaya State Skills Development Society (MSSDS), this endeavour intends to focus on making youths more productive in the local economy; leading to self-employment.

During the inaugural speech, Shylla noted that skill development interventions play a crucial role in arming the youth with the required skill-sets for achieving self-dependency and a growing career.

The Executive Director – Shivansh Awasthi, IAS informed that the Skill Mela has been organized under the Skill Meghalaya Programme which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Shri Conrad K Sangma earlier in March 2022.

Skill Meghalaya is a comprehensive framework for skill development, entrepreneurship and placement; based on the state’s current and emerging needs.

It envisions to design and implement practical programmes for youth empowerment.

“It shall cover 1.2 Lakh youth in the next five years. He shared that in less than six months since its launch, 34 local training providers have been empanelled with a target of training 2595 youth in 14 sectors offering 35 trades in 44 training centres across 12 Districts.” – informed Awasthi.

Meanwhile, within just less than six months since its launch, 34 local training providers have been empanelled with a target of training 2595 youth in 14 sectors – offering 35 trades in 44 training centres across 12 Districts.

The Skill Mela is a two-day event focused on three important areas such as connecting job seekers with the employers through the Job Fair, providing a platform for entrepreneurs to showcase indigenous crafts and local produce in the Haat Bazaar and at the same time reaching out to the youth and inform them about the various options of skilling interventions available to them and to facilitate enrolment into such programmes.

It has a total of 45 stalls – 25 stalls for the Haat Bazaar where local entrepreneurs are showcasing local products.

The two-days long Skill Mela is centred around three key areas, including – connecting job seekers with employers through the Job Fair, providing entrepreneurs a platform to display indigenous crafts and locally products in the Haat Bazaar, reaching-out to youths and informing them about various skilling interventions; in order to facilitate enrolment into such programmes.

It has a total of 45 stalls – 25 stalls for the Haat Bazaar where local entrepreneurs are showcasing local products.

Besides, there are 10 stalls in the Job Fair Section where 10 employers of the state are participating and offering jobs in the sectors of Banking, IT, Hospitality, Unarmed Security, Insurance, Sales, Services, Automobile and Healthcare, etc.

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