Dimapur, June 10 (EMN): Skill2Sustain, a project initiated by Can Youth with an aim to enhance employability skill for the educated youth under Dimapur-1 assembly constituency, was launched by Tovihoto Ayemi, advisor of Power department, and the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Sachin Jaiswal, at Tourist Lodge , Dimapur, on Friday.
It was informed that the project, which is one month duration, will be carried out from Ward 1-9 and 22 under Dimapur-1 constituency with a target to cover 260 unemployed youth. The project aims to assist youth in developing employability skills and personal qualities related to gaining and sustaining employment.
Speaking on the occasion, Ayemi stressed that Naga society was oriented towards government jobs. However, with the growing scarcity of jobs in this sector, he stated that it has become imperative to impart 21st century skills to arrive at the global standards and requirement of its job description.
As employment opportunity in government sector has reached a saturation point and coupled with thousands of students passing out every year, he reiterated it was not possible for the government to provide job to everyone.
He mentioned that the demands for skill-based jobs are at its high due to the boom in retail outlets, hospitality, cooperate, social, academic institutes and BPO sectors in the country. He also requested the leaders under Dimapur-1 to extend their cooperation for the successful training.
Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Sachin Jaiswal, also stressed on the importance of skills and acknowledged the initiative, which will benefit the youths. Wetshete Thopi, advisor of Can Youth, also exhorted the gathering.