The ‘Rozgar Mela’ organised by the National Skill Development Coporation (NSDC) as part of the Skill India initiative saw participation by almost 4000 candidates and 52 companies. About 1400 job offers were made during the fair held at Shivaji Stadium, New Dellhi on 24 February, 2019.
The candidates were offered opportunities in entrepreneurship and apprenticeship as well. The walk-in fair was open to candidates below the age of 40. A second phase is scheduled in Dwarka on 3 March, 2019.
The job fair was aimed at providing job opportunities to the skilled and trained youth while at the same time fulfilling the requirements of the industry, not just in the present but also in the future. The overwhelming participation by various corporates is proof that the efforts of the Skill India Mission— through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) are surely paying off. These government initiatives are specifically meant to make the youth of the country employable, especially those who have dropped out of college and school. Almost 25 lakh youth have already been provided skill training under these schemes, with more than 10 lakh having already started earning an income through suitable jobs.
Training partners make employers aware of the available apprenticeship schemes and encourage them to get involved positively by way of holding guest lectures, and so on. In fact, PMKK is appropriate for those looking for long-term skilling. After the first year, paid training is also available along with corporate CSR programmes.