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‘CII to focus on job creation in the South’

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be focussing more on job creation and doing skill gap study in labour intensive areas.

In a meeting organised in Chennai, Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, the newly elected Chairman of CII Southern Region, said that as a part of employment generation and livelihood creation, the major engagement would be skill gap study in labour intensive areas and to facilitate industry centric skill policy in Southern states.

Career centre

He indicated that over 12,000 candidates were to be placed through the Model Career Centre (MCC), job fair in tier II cities in this year.

The Model Career Centre in Chennai provides career counselling, skill training, and assessment thereby facilitating employment for unemployed youth.

Outlining the key priorities for 2019-20, he said that the CII Southern Region has chosen ‘Competitiveness of South India Inc. India@75: Forging Ahead’ as its theme. Policy advocacy, ease of doing business, education & skill development, entrepreneurship, start-ups, MSMEs and membership engagement will be the key focus areas under the theme.

According to Mr. Sanjay, priority areas in Tamil Nadu would be formation of medical value travel consortium and to facilitate implementation of defence corridor.

An IT hardware policy for Tamil Nadu is also on the cards. Under the CII-SR Water Alliance initiative, CII is working with State governments and industry for rejuvenation of lakes and waterbodies in southern States. This initiative will be rolled out this year under phase II of the programme. Through the CSR Gateway, over 1,000 stakeholders ranging from corporates, NGOs and other CSR related entities have been connected in the online portal exploring opportunities on CSR projects. “We aim to add many more this year,” Mr. Sanjay added. He mentioned that CII was also working with southern State governments for the startup policy as South India has the rich ecosystem to nurture startup companies and emerging entrepreneurs.

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