Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday asked the Jammu and Kashmir State Overseas Employment Corporation Limited (JKSOECL) to speed up efforts in exploring overseas job market for youth directing for creating Data Base of Human Resource (HR) Heads responsible for recruiting manpower for various International Companies.
Omar Abdullah also underlined the need for making youth aware of skills in demand in the international market so that they prepare themselves accordingly and seek their livelihood respectfully at the global level.
Chief Minister who is also Chairman of the Corporation directed, “for identifying two ITIs one each in Srinagar and Jammu and launching skill up gradation programme in consultation with EDI to enhance the employability of youth to match international job requirements,” while chairing the 3rd meeting of Board of Directors of the Corporation.
“You should also tie up with other reputed training institutions in this regard to provide certificates to the trained youth to help them get absorbed in the foreign job market”, he said.
He asked the Corporation to focus on placement of skilled human resource available in the State in the outside market. “Wherever necessary the training for up gradation of skill standards in demand in the international market could be undertaken at the identified ITIs in Srinagar and Jammu besides providing international certificate to the trained”, he elaborated and said that by this Corporation will be in a position to secure absolute and certain jobs for youth of the State.
In his PowerPoint presentation Managing Director JKSOECL said that as many as 2229 candidates have registered themselves with the Corporation which included 1932 Engineers, 28 Doctors and 269 unskilled persons.
He informed the meeting that more than 100 overseas employers have been contacted by the Corporation for recruitment of manpower from the State. He also said that a delegation from Ministry of Health from Saudi Arabia visited Srinagar four times during the last two years for recruitment of doctors.