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Maiden skill fair in city

Jamshedpur sub-regional employment exchange became the first in the state to host a skill development fair, aimed at boosting employability of jobless youths.

The two-day fair — organised under the skill development initiative of the Union ministry of labour and employment — was inaugurated by one such unemployed girl, Sunita Kumari, in the presence of East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal on the premises of the employment exchange in Golmuri on Tuesday.

On Day One, 623 candidates were picked up by 17 trainers from across the country for vocational training in welding, accounting software operation, plastic processing, sewing, hospitality, textiles and apparel-making among others.

“Selected candidates will not only receive free training, but even their lodging and food expenses will be borne by the government,” said Shashi Bhushan Jha, assistant director, Jamshedpur sub-regional employment exchange.

He added after completion of training, all candidates would receive certificates from directorate general of employment and training of the Union ministry.