The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Meghalaya held a ‘CxO Meet’ yesterday to discuss the importance of collaborative work that connects various skill gaps in the state.
This is an annual convergence event that brings in key stakeholders, including the government and prospective employers along with existing partners.
This event marks as an opportunity to ensure that the trainees are able to benefit in a way that their needs are thoroughly discussed with an emphasis on post-training quality placement assurance, capacity building, safety and security and lucrative packages. Their long-term sustainability is also discussed at length to ensure that their future is secured.
Present at this year’s CxO meet was Minister of Community and Rural Development, Abu Taher Mondal.
He expressed concern about the disconnect of the rural youths in Meghalaya from the rest of the country. He also stressed on the over-reliance on government jobs that must be discouraged so as to pave the way for opportunities by private firms.
Mondal lauded efforts by the DDU-GKY for providing a pathway to the rural youths in the domestic as well as the international platforms where he singled out praise to one particular ex-trainee who will be relocated to Kuwait this month after her successful journey with a DDU-GKY affiliated partner.
Although the Covid-19 period had brought a slump in the job market, the minister remained positive about the turnaround of events that led to the popularity of the work-from-home culture.
During the event, Universal Ideal Sewa Samiti, which is one of the project implementing agencies was recognised and awarded for its work.