Two-day Skills Mela Organised in Meghalaya focused on Youth Empowerment

SHILLONG: 29th June 2022 (PTI Source)

The two-day-long "Skill Mela" was inaugurated by Wailadmiki Shylla at U Kiang Nangbah Gov. College Auditorium located in Jowai. Shylla is the MCCL Chairman and Jowai legislator.

This program is sponsored by the Meghalaya State Skills Development Society and aims to help young people be more productive in their local economy, resulting in self-employment.

During the inaugural address, Shylla said that the skill development strategies are important for developing youth with the necessary abilities for achieving self-reliance and establishing a successful career.

IAS Shivansh Awasthi stated, "what a wonderful day for us all when we were informed by him that the Skill Mela has been set up under the Skill Meghalaya Program and was inaugurated by the Meghalaya CM earlier in Shillong."

The Skill Mela is being held at a time when the government is making all-out efforts to improve employment opportunities in the state so that educated youths can be gainfully employed.

The meal will showcase the talents of local youths and help them find jobs, or even start their own businesses. It will also provide information about various government schemes that can help them in their endeavour.

Skilling Meghalaya is also a complete framework for entrepreneurship, and placement; taking into account the state's present and future demands, with a mission to develop, market and offer training programs for young people.

"It will educate 1.2 million young people in the next five years. He stated that in less than six months since its inception, thirty-four local training providers have been empanelled with a goal of educating 2595 youth in fourteen sectors and offering thirty-five occupations at forty-four training centres within twelve districts." Awasthi continued.

The Skill Mela is a two-day event that focuses on three key areas: connecting job seekers with employers at the Job Fair, offering a platform for entrepreneurs to sell local handicrafts and natural products in the Haat Bazaar and reaching out to the youth and informing them about alternative skilling opportunities.

It features 45 stalls, including 25 spaces for the Haat Bazaar, where local entrepreneurs exhibit local items.

Furthermore, the Job Fair Section includes ten stalls, each of which is occupied by one employer from the state and specializes in a different industry.

This two-day long event is focused on three key topics: connecting job seekers with employers through the Job Fair, offering entrepreneurs a stage to promote locally produced items and local crafts in Haat Bazaar, reaching out to youngsters and educating them about various skilling initiatives, in order to make it easier for them to enrol in such programs.