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Sep 10, 2009

Taking IT jobs to the rural youth


A private placement organised by the office of the Regional Deputy Director (Employment), Coimbatore resulted in nearly 60 candidates getting appointment orders.Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu in association with Employment Department, TAHDCO and private IT companies offered a ‘Rural Information Technology Finishing School’ programme to train the rural talents in IT applications.

As a follow up, a private placement meet was organised in Coimbatore on Tuesday wherein 15 companies offered 350 vacancies, said A. Latha, Regional Deputy Director of Employment.

Around 400 candidates from the districts of Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Karur and Salem participated in the job fair. Vacancies filled in were in the category of sales supervisors, technicians, data entry operators, marketing executives, accountants, office staff, assembling staff, business development executives, supervisors, hotel staffs, hospital staff, computer operators, desk top publishing operators etc.

The programme was held totally free of cost for both employers as well as candidates.Another unique feature is that candidates appointed through the job mela would not be cancelled by the respective district employment offices provided they keep renewing their employment exchange registrationsTheir names would also be sponsored as per seniority and eligibility for Government vacancies. The job fair that began around 10 a.m. ended around 4 p.m.

Minister for Information Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna, Secretary to Government for Information Technology P.W.C. Davidar, Managing Director of ELCOT Santhosh Babu, District Collector P. Umanath and others gave away the appointment orders to the selected candidates and certificates to those who had completed the course.The minister exhorted the students to enhance their talents and capability to become employable.She said that there are opportunities and candidates as well but the employable talent was lacking.

She assured to improve the training module to meet the requirements of the industry.

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