Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today handed over placement orders to 300 ITI trained youth at a mega job festival held at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Center (SKICC) here.
Admitting that unemployment was the biggest challenge, Mufti said the problem could only be addressed by way of greater public-private partnership. He also called for concerted efforts to bridge the gulf between skills and jobs.
“There is a need to end the mismatch between what is taught in our institutions and what is the actual requirement of the job markets,” the Chief Minister said.
“We have made a new beginning today. The next battle in the world will not be fought with bullets and bombs but with greater human resource,” Mufti Sayeed said while addressing the unemployed youth at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre.
The Chief Minister handed over placement orders to 300 ITI-trained youth in a mega tech fest — HOPE (Huge Opportunities for Proper Employment), organised by the Technical Education Department.
The Chief Minister also launched e-service portal of the Employment Department for registration of unemployed youth.Mufti Sayeed said his government had embarked on a mission to create opportunities of employment for state’s skilled youth.
He also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his focus on skill development.“The Cabinet, in its last meeting, has approved a ‘Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mission’, which will work to create job opportunities for youth in the burgeoning private sector,” he added.