Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Sept 14: Karim City College (KCC) at Sakchi hosted a two-day Apprenticeship-cum-Job Fair in collaboration with The Board of Practical Training (Eastern Region), Ministry of Education, Government of India, Department of Higher Education.
More than fifty companies, including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Ashoka Sky Metals Pvt Ltd, JCACPL, and others, participated in the campus event. Thirty companies conducted interviews on the first day, with the rest scheduled for the second day.
More than 3,000 candidates, including BE, Diploma, and undergraduate graduates, registered online for the Fair, where they had the opportunity to appear for interviews with their preferred companies over the two days. Approximately 1,200 candidates appeared for interviews on the first day.
The inauguration ceremony of the Job Fair took place at the college auditorium at 11 AM, with Professor Jayant Shekhar, Registrar of Kolhan University, as the chief guest. K Chandra Mouli, Assistant Director of the Board of Practical Training, Ministry of Education, Government of India, was also present as a special guest.
Dr Md Reyaz, the Principal of the college, welcomed the dignitaries and representatives from various companies. He emphasized the significant issue of unemployment among the youth in the country and expressed his gratitude for organizing such a job fair to address this problem.
K Chandra provided detailed information during his address, explaining the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme run by the Indian government. “Under this scheme, unskilled graduate and diploma holders receive one-year training in various companies, leading to certification. After completing the training, they are offered permanent positions,” he explained.
Professor Jayant Shekhar praised the exceptional talent found among the youth of Jharkhand, highlighting that their skills were unmatched. Dr Md Moazzam Nazri, Head of the Commerce Department and the Nodal Officer of NATS, stressed the importance of training for students, which enhanced their skills and employability, ultimately leading to better job prospects.
The event was anchored by Dr Zaki Akhtar. The vote of thanks was offered by Dr Fauzia Tabassum.