Margadarsi prepares rural youths for jobs :
When it comes to employment opportunities, educated urban youths generally score over their rural counterparts, thanks to their modern exposure and communication skills. Be it access to study material or acquiring computer knowledge, students from rural colleges aren’t as fortunate as those study in cities. Margadarshi centres, set up by the district employment exchange are coming to the aid of such students.
The district employment exchange has established Margadarshi centers at government colleges in Dharwad district, in association with the Employment and Training Department and Karnataka Employment Training and Skill Development Corporation Development, Bangalore. Currently there are 15 such centres in the district, creating awareness among students about job opportunities in the government sector.
Speaking to TOI, Shreekant Malagatti, assistant director of Dharwad district employment exchange centre, said that: “The initiative is to train youths, who are studying in government colleges, to make them eligible for various jobs. Students get information about various education and employment opportunities. They get study material and booklets on recruitment’s at government departments, eligibility criteria, entrance exams and so on, at the centre.”
“Currently 30-35% of rural students seek jobs through employment exchange centers and even lesser number of students attend interviews. Margadarshi Centres aim at instilling confidence among rural students and prepare them for the competitive world out there,” he added.
Information Centres : A PU student Ambresh H, said the centre helps students like him to be aware of the job opportunities then equip themselves with the skills and knowledge required for the job.
“We train students about how to face the interviews and prepare for competitive examinations,” said Shivkumar, an instructor at the Margadarshi centre at Government College, Sangameshwar.