The two-day ‘Skill and job fair for persons with disabilities', which was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner S.S. Pattanshetty on the Industrial Training Institute premises here on Wednesday, witnessed a large turnout.
The fair has been organised by the Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation. Mr. Pattanshetty said the State Government had released special grants for the overall development of persons with disabilities.
The Government had decided to provide more job opportunities for such persons. Such persons should make best use of opportunities provided by the Government. Disability should not come in the way of achieving their dreams, Mr. Pattanshetty added.
A large number of young men and women, some of them in wheelchairs, waited in queues to visit the kiosks put up by various companies at the venue to find a suitable job.
Forty-two companies are taking part in the two-day job fair. Over 800 candidates who had studied up to SSLC, PU, diploma or ITI course took part in the fair on Wednesday. Of them, 70 candidates were selected for jobs on the spot while 382 got job offers. As many as 288 candidates were selected for training at different organisations.
Screening of candidates with degree, postgraduate degree or equivalent qualification will be done on Thursday.