LG Launches Portal To Help 10000 Youth With Jobs

Jammu- The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday launched a portal that aims to provide over 10,000 job opportunities to the youth in the Union Territory in 2022.

The dedicated portal of Mission Youth in collaboration with Vision India, to connect the youth of J&K with the industry, was launched on Monday here, an official spokesperson said.

The dedicated portal – AVSAR-‘Connect to Opportunities Initiative’– has been provisioned to facilitate our youth with real-time information flow notifying students about pre-placement activities & job opportunities. All ITIs & other technical institutions in the UT will be on-boarded in the program for achieving the best outcomes for our enterprising youths.

Speaking on the occasion, the official spokesperson said that the LG stated that J&K Administration has taken many steps to create infrastructure, schemes and policies to speed up economic development, and to meet the aspirations of youth so they can contribute to society and achieve self-growth.

“The easily accessible online platform would act as an interface between trained & skilled workforce and Industry requirement in J&K,” Sinha said.

"Jammu and Kashmir administration is determined to provide quality education, skill training and better employment to the youth", he added.

According to the spokesperson, the LG asked CEO, Mission Youth Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary to organize Job fairs in Jammu and Srinagar to facilitate Youth.

Sinha also said that keeping in view the industries to be set up in J&K under the New Industrial Scheme, special focus should be given on training of local youth to fulfill the needs of skilled workforce.

The LG, as per the spokesperson also directed for conducting a survey and preparing a database of all the people who are to be connected with job opportunities.

Pertinently, acting as a bridge to connect youngsters with industry, Mission Youth under its AVSAR (Connect to Opportunities Initiative) has signed an MOU with Vision India for providing job opportunities to the youth of J&K. The program aims to connect various corporate, national and multi-national companies, with youth of J&K having skill and employability.

Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary School Education B K Singh and CEO, Vision India Vivek Kumar besides officers of Mission Youth were present on the occasion, in person and through video conferencing.

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