Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Tuesday chaired a meeting of senior officers to review online career counselling initiatives of the Technical Education department.
The meeting was informed that the Career Counseling Centres have been established for guiding the educated (unemployed) youth of the UT in opting professional, skill development and non-professional courses as per the present-day demand.
The Principal Secretary stressed upon the concerned officers to provide all the requisite facilities to the youth/students willing to go for higher studies and the vocational and skill development courses.
He said that the aim of starting the Career Counseling Centres was to encourage the youth for the skill development courses. “The youth trained in certain skills can opt for self-employment schemes like Seed Capital Fund, Youth startup Loan Scheme, Women Entrepreneurship Programme, Himayat, Sankalp etc” he added.
The meeting decided to set up an online Career Counseling Centre/Portal in Udhampur and Ganderbal districts where 4G network services are available.
The Principal Secretary also said that the aim of the career counselling centre is the dissemination of information/education and communication so that not a single unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir is left unattended in choosing the right career.
Among others the meeting was attended by Director EDI, G M Dar; Director Skill Development Department, Sajad Ahmed; Additional Secretary, Labour & Employment, Showkat Ahmed; Managing Director, Skill Development, Dr Ghulam Nabi. While Director, School Education Kashmir, Mohammad Younis; Joint Director Planning; Additional Secretary School Education attended meeting through video conferencing.