Saturday, June 10, 2023

Education & skill requisite for employment: Tovihoto

Staff Reporter

Emphasising on the importance of being both educated and skilled for wider prospects of employment, advisor, power, H Tovihoto Ayemi said education alone was not enough to be employed unless one was skilled.
Ayemi was addressing a gathering as special guest at the launching programme of Skill2Sustain (S2S) project organised by CAN Youth Friday at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur.
Encouraging educated unemployed youth to venture into different avenues rather than focusing only on government sector, Ayemi said the state government cannot employ all the educated unemployed, therefore, youths should opt for skill development trainings so as to broaden their horizons.
Pointing out that the present working population of the state was around 10 lakh, Ayemi said Nagaland already have 1.30-35 lakh government employees, making it the state with the highest ratio of government employees per population in the country.
At such a scenario, the advisor said the government was not in the position to employ all the educated unemployed into the government sector as it was already saturated.
Asserting that skill development training would benefit the unemployed population, Ayemi urged the youth to be skilled so that they not only become employable but also gain job satisfaction.
Admitting that the state government alone would not be able to organise skill development programmes in large scales across the state, the advisor lauded organisations such as CAN Youth for coming forward to skill and empower youths.
Stressing on the importance of skilling youth at the grass-root level, the advisor also suggested leaders and GBs at the villages and towns to partner with organisations and conduct trainings for their respective youths.
Addressing the gathering as the guest of honour, newly appointed Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dimapur, Sachin Jaiswal described skill as the most important trait and acknowledged the CAN Youth for coming up with such projects to empower youth through skill-oriented trainings.
He also acknowledged CAN Youth for focusing their projects on underprivileged areas, rather than focusing on reputed college and schools.
Asserting that human power and assets were considered as the biggest asset of the century, he noted that youths should consider acquiring skill development training. Stating that skill development was a collective approach between the government and NGOs, he, therefore, extended support to the CAN Youth in ways possible.
Earlier, delivering the welcome address, chief functionary, CAN Youth, Jenpu Rongmei stated that Skill2Sustain project would reach out to young people wanting to acquire skill training. He said the CAN Youth aims to execute the project in all 60 Assemble Constituencies of the state.
He also noted that the project would provide skill training to 300 youths (12+ and above) per constituency, for a period of 30 days, and further provide employment opportunities to the trained youths through their partnered firms.
The programme was chaired by project lead, CAN Youth, Katini Eshena, invocation was said by women pastor, Mao Baptist Church, Neipeteu, exhortation by Advisor, CAN Youth, Wetshete Thopi and vote of thanks was delivered by board member, CAN youth, Ninoto Zhimomi.



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