Employment fair in UP for ITI students

After being busy in the distribution of unemployment allowance for the last seven months, the Directorate of Employment and Training (DET) is now organising a first of its kind employment fair which has attracted several reputed companies including Tata Motors, Hero Moto Corp, Larsen and Toubro etc.

The fair, expected to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, will target at providing jobs to students of Industrial Training Institutes (ITI). To be held on November 27, the fair is being organised in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). It will be held on the campus of ITI in Aliganj.

"We are organising an employment fair for students of ITI from Lucknow and nearby districts. Though we have been organising fairs regularly, it was generally with one or two companies. This time, several reputed companies are expected to participate," said Anil Kumar, Director, Employment and Training.

Since the state government had announced unemployment allowance for youths, thousands of unemployed persons queued up at various employment exchanges across the state to register for the allowance. The Directorate of Employment and Training and all the employment exchanges under it, which are expected to organise employment fair every month, had to put on hold most of their routine job as their staff were engaged in selecting appropriate candidates for the allowance.

"Due to the preoccupation with the unemployment allowance, a number of our regular work had taken a back seat. Now that the work of distributing the allowance is streamlined, the large scale fair is being organised," said a senior official of the department.

Several companies with nation-wide presence have been approached by the CII for the fair. "Four of these companies Tata Motors, Hero Moto Corp, Larsen and Toubro and PTC Industries have already accepted our invitation. Around 2,500 to 3,000 students are expected to participate in the fair," said Kirti Karamchandani, Executive, Skill Development, CII-UP.

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