|Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (LocalWire): Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) through its Socially Smart Project is going to organize a `skill fair’ at Saheed Nagar BMC Kalyan Mandap on 25 November.|
With skill development becoming the buzzword in the employment sector and with the right skill for the right person becoming the central theme, the objective of the fair is to bring in both the employment-seeking youth and the institutes imparting skill education on a single platform.
Till date, 12 leading skill institutes across the city have given their consent to be present at the ‘Skill Mela’ and more may join, said BSCL officials.The fair aims to bring 200 young people from various slums and other areas of Bhubaneswar.
Those with Class VIII pass qualification and above can participate in the fair.
The institutes who have given their nod to participate at the unique fair are Skill Development Institute, Kampa Bhai Vocational Training Institute, Upasana Educational Trust, Government ITI Bhubaneswar, Urban Micro Business Centre, ICICI Academy of Skills, Central Tool-room Training Centre, CV Raman Institute of Technology, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, Tech Mahindra Foundation, EduBridge Learning Private Limited and Trident Academy of Technology.Youth and students from the transgender community and people with disabilities (PWDs) will be included in the fair.
Sunita Nayak, a Peer Leader from Shanti Palli said ‘Google also fails to link all skill development institutes in and around Bhubaneswar city.
Skill Mela will provide a unique experience of bringing different institutes on one platform and the young people can choose programmes of their interest and choice.
’BSCL General Manager (Social Projects) Diptirani Sahoo said, ‘the inclusiveness of the Socially Smart Project has helped many young girls, women and boys of the city through its initiatives.
The project has provided self-defence training to 334 girls, skill linkage support to approximately 280 youths besides training 174 young boys and girls as Peer leaders in last three years. The Skill Mela’ will create a platform for youths in enhancing their future employability.