Nearly 10,000 youths have found placements through the State government's ‘Employable Skill Training to the Unemployed Educated Youth' programme launched recently, said T. Prabhakara Rao, Principal Secretary, Labour and Employment Department.

“There are nearly 70,000 vacancies in the private sector and we want candidates with knowledge to gain experience and get employed through the skill training programmes the department is conducting,” he added.

Addressing the inaugural programme of an employment training and exhibition organised by the department at Dr.MGR-Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women here recently, Mr. Rao said training programmes and modules were designed keeping in mind the needs of the industry. “Soft skills and command of two or three languages have become a must today,” he said.

Santosh K. Misra, Director of Employment and Training, said companies operating in the field of logistics have recruited several youths on completion of the training.

The day-long training and exhibition was an effort to create awareness on opportunities in various sectors as well as to clarify students' doubts.

The exhibition provided information on aspects including careers for women in defence and ways to go through UPSC examinations.

P. Anusuya Selvi, Regional Deputy Director, Employment and Training Department and the College Principal Usha Krishnan and Secretary and Correspondent Latha Rajendran participated.

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