Jammu: Under its counselling and placement programme, J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) organized a one-day career counselling programme at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Nowabad, Jammu.
According to a statement issued here, with the aim to guide and create awareness about various skill development avenues for the youth of the state, Jammu & Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) has established career counselling/placement cell at Jammu and Srinagar and is guiding youth about different career avenues, job opportunities, education, scholarship and other local, national and international competitive exams.
Besides, highlighting the different education options available to the students, the resource persons of the program provided information about the emerging career development opportunities in the state and outside. Around 100 students participated in the career counseling program.
The motive of the program was to provide a platform for the students to guide them the career opportunities different avenues pertaining to studies within and outside the state, said Ms. Neelanjana Manwati, Incharge, Career Counselling & Placement Cell, JKSDM, Jammu.
While focusing on the skill development in the context of the flagship Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, the students were informed about the registration process for the courses that are being conducted by the Mission through its authorised Training Partners (TPs).
During the program, majority of the students exhibited their keenness for developing their technical and professional skills.
The resource persons stressed on the importance of career building through proper planning and advised the students to concentrate on their career path at an earliest and start planning for the same.
Concluding the counseling program, Ms. Anita Zutshi, Principal of the Government Girls Higher School, Nowabad said, “I am sure that platforms like this will not only assist the students but also the parents to guide their children better in choosing careers. There are vast career opportunities available today and students need guidance on the same.”
“We would like to have further such programs so that we are made aware about the latest educational and career opportunities available for us,” said a student who attended the program.
In addition to its Career Counselling and Placement program, JKSDM has undertaken various youth development initiatives such as Talaash Innovation Hunt, Skill Competitions, Personality Development, Leadership and Management programs.