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Skill development is one of essential ingredients for society’s economic growth: Tovihoto

Tovihoto Ayemi (3rd from left) after launching the project.

“Youth must be equipped with skills that can sustain – breadth of skills and experience of different levels to thrive in this fast changing world,” said  MLA and advisor, power, Nagaland, H Tovihoto Ayemi 

TFM Nagaland Correspondent

MLA and advisor, power, Nagaland, H Tovihoto Ayemi on Friday said that skill development has become one of the essential ingredients for our society’s economic growth, and that the Nagaland state government under the dynamic leadership of the chief minister Neiphiu Rio, is giving much emphasis on skill development for youth of Nagaland.

Speaking as the special guest at the launching programme of “Skill2Sustain” project organized by CAN Youth at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur, Tovihoto said that through the department concerned, the state government’s focus on skill development has empowered the youth with improved skills that have enabled
many Naga youth to get absorbed into numerous sustainable jobs.

Stating that the state government has initiated several plans for skill development but to accomplish the task to take skill development in a comprehensive manner and to train more and more youth requires the continued effort on the part of private sectors and NGOs to support the government, the MLA and advisor added that with the support from NGOs, the state would have sufficient skill development programmes that would help individuals to make use of their talent and knowledge.

“Skill development enhances the abilities of a person in any particular field. It helps an individual to process the basic skills required in their career and therefore Youth of Nagaland must avail the skill training opportunities offered in various centres so as to have a successful job career,” he said.

Mentioning that communication and personal characteristics are two very important aspects which are much sought after for any employment because these two would indicate of how one would mostly likely get along with fellow workers and with efficiently one is likely to handle job performance, Tovihoto further lauded CAN Youth for the vision to better equip the youth of the state and stated that he was convinced that the training program “Skill2sustain” would immensely benefit hundreds of youth with required employability skills.

Also stating that the world is changing at an extraordinary pace in today’s competitive advancement and this rapid pace of change in jobs and skills demand update of skills, Tovihoto also said that there are skills that young people need to master so that success could be assured.“As you all know skill is the ability to do something well and sustainability is the ability to maintain something at a certain level or rate and therefore, today, youth must be equipped with skills
that can sustain – breadth of skills and experience of different levels to thrive in this fast changing world,” the MLA and advisor said.

Also pointing out that there are thousands of educated youth who are seeking employment in different sectors, both in the government as well the private and there are plenty of scopes for the skilled ones, Tovihoto said that unfortunately, the majority lack the required skills and thus, many are bitterly left unable to find any sustainable jobs.
As employers both government and private employers look for skills that go beyond qualifications and experiences, he added. Given the circumstances, skill development has become one of the critical aspects for job creation not only in the country but the world at large, Tovihoto added the government of India, having great concern for employment of the youth, has launched Skilled India, an initiative to train crores of youth in the country and “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)” is one flagship programme for skill development with an objective to enable youth to take up training to secure a better livelihood.

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and other ministries alike are working ceaselessly and have gained significant success in vocational and technical training, skill up-gradation, building of new skills and innovative concept not only for existing jobs but also for jobs which are to be created in days to come.

Deputy commissioner, Dimapur, Sachin Jaiswal, who was the guest of honour, also spoke at the programme. Earlier, the programme chaired by Project Lead, Can Youth, Katini Eshena, started with an invocation prayer by women pastor, Mao Baptis Church, Dimapur, Neipeteu, introduction and keynote address was
delivered by founder and chief functionary, Can Youth, Jenpu Rongmei, advisor, Can Youth, Kuhoi Yepthomi, exhorted the gathering, while the vote of thanks was proposed by Can Youth board member, Ninoto Zhimomi.

CAN Youth is a non profit organization, working with sole aim to support under privileged youth and school/college drop outs. Its main focus is working towards enhancing skills of every individual in accordance to their peer groups by creating a platform for every individual to outshine their skills and talents for the welfare
of the society and their livelihood.
Since its inception, the organization has been working on empowering drop-out youth and children through different skill development training, education, health and various capacity building programmes including leadership. Steer children, adolescent, youth and women in building pathways in the right direction by preventing drop-outs, create avenue for disadvantage youth, enhance quality education, promote child rights, guide the young entrepreneurs by providing adequate information and support by laying out various programmes on skill enhancement.


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