It will offer guidance on career development; computer centre with Internet service also planned
Chitradurga: With the intention of guiding educated and unemployed youth in securing employment, the district administration has proposed to set up a training guidance and career building centre on the premises of the district library here.
The district administration has prepared a Rs. 25-lakh plan to set up the centre. Deputy Commissioner Amlan Adiya Biswas, who has taken this initiative, feels that lack of guidance, training, options and opportunities in the field of education has resulted in numerous youth of the district being deprived of better careers in urban areas. He said when it came to competing with those living in urban areas, particularly in metropolitan cities, many students from suburban and rural areas failed to score well in competitive examinations. “To ensure that students of this region also get a fair chance in the competitive world, the district administration had decided to set up such a centre here”, he said.
Mr. Biswas said the centre would have all the basic facilities, such as a training centre as well as placement opportunities.
An auditorium and lecture hall would be built where training sessions on various courses such as personality and career development would be held.
A computer centre with Internet service would also be provided, he said. Experts from the field would be invited to deliver lectures and hold training sessions.
With the help of the district employment exchange, a database of government and private recruiting agencies would be prepared.
Based on training results, students would be recommended for suitable positions.
Mr. Biswas said several students wished to join defence institutions such as the Army, Navy and the Air Force, but regretted absence of appropriate guidance from experts.
Similar is the case with competitive exams such has the Indian Administrative Service “We will see to it that the students get proper guidance in the career endeavours,” he said.
The district administration would set up a separate section for students pursuing competitive exams. Subscription to books and magazines would be sought for better learning. For the upkeep of the centre, a separate fund would be reserved.
“Since the district administration would incur maintenance costs, it would charge students a nominal fee for membership by which they could obtain an identity card”, he said.
Mr. Biswas said if everything were to go according to plan, the centre would be functional by March 2008.