Shillong, May 30: Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, in-charge for Labour, Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday inaugurated the Meghalaya Skill Competition 2018 at the Government Industrial Training Institute, Rynjah, Shillong in presence of Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, in-charge for Labour MS Rao.
Speaking on the occasion, Prestone insisted the trainees and participants to do well in the competitions that would as it could ultimately allow them to have further exposure to the outside world.
He also iterated that the problem these days is that the unemployed youths always seek government jobs and do not make efforts to use their potential skills and talents to their best to establish their own ventures and stand on their own feet.
The minister also highlighted on the mindset of most parents that they send their children for education, with the only purpose that they should later be settled with government jobs, which is also one of the factors leading to unemployment.
“Take opportunities to avail loans from banks to fetch capital for your business establishments in the future, if finance shortage is an issue” he said.
In his keynote address, MS Rao mentioned the different skill fields which are enlisted as part of the competition, which include carpentry, automobile, electrical works, fashion technology, bakery and cooking among others.
He also added that two winners in each category of competitions will be awarded cash prizes and will be selected to compete at the regional skill competition, which is scheduled to be held later this year in Bengaluru.