The Employment and Technical Education and Training (ETET) Department launched E Nijukti on Wednesday, the online facility to help young professionals and unemployed youth to get jobs under the state employment mission.
The facility, which became operational, has provisions for the job seekers to register themselves. The rural youth, who are finding it difficult to get employment, will get the maximum benefit from the online service which will be a central facility to bring together all the available training programmes.
Under the mission, the state government provides facilities to all unemployed youths from matriculation to doctorate, from unskilled to honours graduates, to get suitable employment.
â€œUnemployed youths in the state, who are interested to get themselves trained in any particular skill or those, who are semi-skilled and wish to improve their skill, can register themselves with e Nijukti at www.empmissionodisha.gov.in.
â€œThe department will connect them to the suitable empanelled training providers,â€ a senior official said.
The decision for introducing the facility was taken by a High Power Committee (HPC) under the State Employment Mission (SEM) recently. The motive behind launching the service is to bridge the gap between skill and employment and to create a database of the unemployed youth in the State. The number of youth who register for the training programme will be a measure of the unskilled workforce in the State.
Around 94 people have already applied for various training programmes in the website. The training will be provided in specialised subjects, besides training will also be provided for driving, electrician and other vocational programmes.
The employment exchanges in the districts are doubling as career counselling centres and officials have been trained to counsel students on career opportunities and the kind of skill a particular candidate needs to get trained, he said.
The E Nijukti facility is also open for employers to register themselves. At present, the website shows 178 job vacancies.
The department has also initiated a facility named Vidyarthi â€” under the State Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training, exclusively for students of polytechnic schools and ITIs.
Students can use the facility, developed by the National Informatics Centre, Odisha unit, by lodging their grievances online.
It will also help them in online registration and filling up of forms.
The facilities will subsequently be extended to Biju Patnaik University of Technology, the official said.