Shillong, January 27: Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma on Tuesday iugurated the ‘State of Art’ Mechanic (motor vehicle) section at Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in collaboration between the Labour Department government of Meghalaya and Tata Motors Private Limited. Speaking as a Chief Guest on the occasion Dr Sangma said that the motor vehicle section at ITI will empower the youths of the state and ensure that they will contribute effectively and productively for the growth of the state. “The ITI centre is an offshoot of the commitment and endeavor of the state government which we had started in the year 2012,” Dr Sangma said. According to the Chief Minister, the focus of his government is not only to empower the youths with skill and knowledge and make them look for jobs but also to see how their talents and knowledge can be trapped for the betterment of the state. Dr Sangma also said that Meghalaya with a population of just over 3 million, 60,000 people are employed in the government sector. “So 50 years from now we can easily understand the extracted spaces created in the government sector. What we need to focus is that our young friends are capable of being productive,” he added. Dr Sangma also announced that soon the government will sanction two ITIs in the newly formed district in Khliehriat, East Jaintia Hills and Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills.
Meanwhile State labour Minister, Ampareen Lyngdoh said that gone are days were people could easily get government jobs.
Lyngdoh said that over 40 per cent youths are unemployed in the state.
“The state government is focusing in upgrading ITI centers in the state which will improve employability scerio of the state,” the Labour Minister said.
Lyngdoh also informed that the Labour department is going to upgrade several ITIs across the state which will further strengthen the employability factor in the state.