10,000 jobs to be won at the show

The first phase of the Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission job fair opened doors for 10,000 people to find jobs, said Transport Minister Antony Raju.

He was speaking after opening the state government’s Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission district-level job fair on Saturday.

The minister said the government was trying to shape projects that would help educated young people find jobs in various industries. The K-DISC (Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council) framed scientific projects after realizing the difficulty of fulfilling the dreams of young people for government jobs.

K-DISC aimed to provide employment for 20 lakhs in five years. Career fairs aimed to bring together talented and skilled employees and employers who needed their services under one roof.

As the lack of skilled workers was the problem faced by the industrial sector, the industrial and education sectors should work together to come up with projects designed to nurture talent, Raju said. Countless job opportunities in sectors such as agriculture, health, knowledge and tourism were opening up.

District Panchayat President D. Suresh Kumar opened the program at the LBS Institute of Technology in Poojappura. The Vice-Chairman of the Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission, KM Abraham, and K-DISC Member Secretary, PV Unnikrishnan, were in attendance.

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