Kohima, August 11: In order to combat the problem of employment, Nagaland took initiative a step ahead as Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC), Dimapur has been selected as the implementing agency for skilling and providing job placement to the unemployed youth of North Eastern States (Nagaland & Arunachal Pradesh) under Capacity Building & Technical Assistance Scheme sponsored by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region DoNER.
While speaking at the inaugural session, Parliamentary Secretary for Industries & Commerce and NIDC, Amenba Yaden said that deteriorating work culture in Naga society has encouraged youths to take up manual works to decrease employment problem in Nagaland. Encouraging unemployed youths to opt for the alternative profession than government jobs, he said: “Nagas should replace non-locals who work at construction sites and other trades.”
“Every year, the state generates thousands of bright students, yet we do not have the initiative to keep opportunities open for them, and this is the very problem we face today.” Amenba grieved that the young people tend to make way to the top with much difficulty.
To create more employment opportunities in the state, the parliamentary secretary encouraged NTTC to impart quality training to trainees so as to benefit the state.
Also speaking in the programme, NTTC Principal, Er. Petehetuo Miasalhou, informed that the Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, the government of India and the national skill development council has selected NTTC Dimapur to be an implementing agency in the skill development for north east states. Further, he said that the centre has been working hard and making arrangements with various job agencies, employers and organisations outside Nagaland.