Friday, August 22, 2008

BIS # 1076 JHABUA: LINKING YOUTH TO EMPLOYMENT

Charlin Chandran sdb
JHABUA, AUGUST 22, 2008:
With Skills Development and Employment Linkage programmes gaining momentum all over the Salesian Mumbai Province, Jhabua too decided to enter into this arena. As a first step, we decided to partner the ‘LNT Programme’ that is being actively taken forward by many of our Gujarat centres. Accordingly, an orientation meeting was organized here at Jhabua to brief the youngsters from the villages about this employment related opportunity. Mr. Virjesh K Parekh, Assistant Manager of Larsen and Tuubro Limited, Ahmedabad, addressed the 160 youth who had congregated for this session. Mr. Parekh explained to them that they would be given three months of training and then be absorbed into the company. The orientation session generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm among the youngsters present, and 60 of them signed up to be on the first batch to begin the training. We are now looking forward to regularly inducting our unemployed village youth into this programme. This opportunity has become available to our youth thanks to Fr. Mathew Katara who is coordinating this programme for Jhabua and Fr. Elson Barretto who is coordinating it at the Gujarat regional level.

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