SHILLONG, July 10: Meghalaya Labour Minister, Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh today said that gap exists between the demand and supply of skilled work force in the State.
According to Dr Lyngdoh, parents discourage the youths from taking up vocatiol trades and stressed that the change should start from the parents.
Speaking at a workshop on skill magement, Dr Lyngdoh on Friday said, “To enhance the outcomes of the training, it is important to up skill old instructors and motivate them to do things more effectively and productively. The end objective is to channelize youth energy into productive employment through sustained education and training with increased industrial interface.”
She also informed that the Meghalaya government, the Asian Development Bank and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction have established a project, med-“Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya” (SHCDM) to enhance the employability of youth in the state.
The workshop held today reviewed the existing trades taught in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), sought inputs on emerging sectors and high demand trades with demand supply gaps, so placements are taken care of. The workshop was organized by the Department of Employment & Craftsmen Training (DECT) to identify priority trades for ITIs in the state.