K'taka's Belagavi all set to witness job fair, over 4K candidates registered

by IANS |

Belagavi (Karnataka), Dec 23 (IANS) All arrangements have been made for 'The Belagavi Udyoga Mela' (Hybrid Job Fair) scheduled to be held at KLS Gogte Institute of Technology on Thursday in the bordering town of Karnataka.

The occasion also coincides with the launch of the "Job for All" initiative taken up in collaboration with the Department of IT/ BT, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), and Skill Development.

Based on the response, it has been planned to conduct a Job Fair once again in the third week of January in Belagavi.

As many as 71 companies are participating in the fair, out of which 57 companies will be physically present and 14 through virtual mode to fill 4500 plus openings for BE/Diploma/ITI completed candidates.

A total of 3,954 candidates have registered on the 'skill connect' portal, and 600 plus candidates have sent resumes through the mail. Voice texts have been sent to the registered candidates on Wednesday to come to the venue at 8 a.m. and bus facilities have been made at the bus stations and railway stations to bring employment seekers to the venue.

IEC (Information, Education, Communication) promotion has been made using various channels including posters, banners, pamphlets, voice messages, text messages, newspaper ads, news channel scrolling, and all digital material have been sent to local MLAs and MPs to promote in their groups.

Each registered candidate has been given the choice of three companies to attend the interview. 100 trained volunteers will be at the venue to provide information and guide the candidates about attending the interview.

With regard to the candidates who will not be selected, the companies have been asked to mention the reasons for rejection. Based on the analyses of these reasons the skill gaps will be identified and relevant training will be imparted to the respective candidates to fill the gap and will be helped to get placement in future attempts which is the main agenda of the "Job for all" programme, according to Ashwath Narayan, minister for IT and BT, Skill Development and Higher Education.

Naandi Foundation of Mahindra and Mahindra will be signing an MoU to provide training in python and Digital Marketing and soft skills for 30,000 rural girl students free of cost as part of the initiative.

The event will also witness Quess Corp., one of the largest staffing companies in the country, signing a binding agreement with Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) to provide 25,000 placements for the candidates.

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