Siddaramaiah announces 1.8 lakh jobs by 2020-end

He sets target of making five lakh youths from State job-ready this year

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday announced that his government has set a target of making about five lakh youths from the State employable this year by giving them essential vocational skills under the Kaushalya Karnataka scheme.

“We want to make them job-ready,” he said, adding that 1.8 lakh jobs will be created in the State for the youth by end of 2020. Around 1.6 lakh youths had been made employable by imparting them skills under the scheme, he said.

Speaking after inaugurating ‘Kaushalya Mela’ (vocational skills mela) to mark World Youth Skills Day here, Mr. Siddaramaiah said the State government cannot give jobs to all since the number of postings in various departments was around 6.5 lakh.

However, there was abundant scope for jobs in the private sector, and the government had launched the department for vocational skills to train youth suiting their qualification or career choices.

In Mysuru district, 34,800 youths had enrolled under the Kaushalya scheme though the target set for Mysuru was 25,000, he said.

On the occasion, he distributed tool kits to students from the Industrial Training Institute (ITI). The government plans to provide such kits to all ITI students across the State. The Chief Minister also inaugurated a job mela.

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