The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, which has so far organised seven job fairs in as many districts to ensure employment to 1.34 lakh youths, will soon establish an institute at Tiruchi to impart training in soft skills to aspirants, particularly rural candidates, Kanimozhi, MP, has said.
Of the 2,11,430 persons who had attended seven job fairs organised so far, 1,34,860 candidates had come out with flying colours. The success rate was 63.78 per cent.
Speaking to reporters at Palayamkottai on Sunday, Ms. Kanimozhi, who had camped here for the past three days for the DMK's seventh job fair, said that while 1,12,377 candidates got employment through the six job fairs, 22,483 persons had received their offer letters from 400-odd companies that participated in the seventh event held at Palayamkottai since last Friday.
The ‘success rate' at Palayamkottai job fair was 73 per cent, the highest so far (of the 30,894 persons participated in the event, 22,483 candidates got employment), as the similar programme held at Tiruchi in last February registered only 50.55 per cent (36,297 candidates were employed against the total number of participants of 71,800 aspirants). “Though the success rate here at Palayamkottai is quite encouraging, students from this region still have to improve themselves in the soft skills. Hence, the DMK, which will shortly establish its training centre at Tiruchi, will also mull the possibility of instituting similar training centre in near future at Tirunelveli also,” Ms. Kanimozhi said.
School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the State government was extending several additional incentives to the companies which were prepared to establish their units in the cities of Tamil Nadu other than Chennai and hence the smaller cities of the State would soon get a facelift.