''On-spot recruitment'' for technically trained youths: JK govt

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Jammu, Jan 11 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir government todaysaid youths trained in technical education would be recruitedduring campus interviews conducted by various Indian companiesin week-long "placement fairs" in Jammu and Srinagar.

"Directorate of Technical Education will hold ''placementfair'' from January 14th to 22nd at Government PolytechnicCollege in Jammu and on January 15th and 18th at ITI and K GPolytechnic in Srinagar for on-the-spot recruitment of 700diploma holders in ITI, MES-SDI pass outs," Minister forTechnical Education R S Chib told reporters.

Chib said prestigious companies will hold interview andprovide placement to 700 technically trained youth in theirestablishments across the country.

He said the state government with the help of Centre haslaunched a special scheme called the ''Skill DevelopmentInitiative'' under which 16000 students from the state will besent to various ITIs in the country for training.

"Under this plan, the Central Government has agreed totrain our young students in various ITIs of the country, and8000 selected students will be imparted training this year andanother batch of 8000 will be trained in 2011-12," he said.

Out of these 6000 students will be sent to various ITIsoutside the state and 2000 trained within the state for whichthe project outlay is Rs 23.08 crore.

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