Mangaluru: Companies are constantly on the lookout for efficient employees and the students are searching for good companies to kickstart their careers. In an effort to link these two sides of the spectrum and facilitate a win-win situation for both parties, ‘Campus Placement Drive-2023’ was held at St Aloysius ITI Campus, Mangalore on 31 May, 2023. Around 30 companies participated in this drive.
The programme began with a prayer song and the inauguration was done by lighting the lamp by dignitaries. The Chief Guest of the inaugural programme Ajith Kamath, Secretary-Kanara Industries Association and Guest of Honour Rev Dr Leo Dsouza SJ – Former Director of the Institute were present on the dais along with Roshan Dsouza-Principal, Alwyn Menezes-Vice Principal, Noel Lobo-Training Officer and Robin Vas- Convener of the programme. The welcome address was delivered by Roshan Dsouza, Principal of the institution. The programme was presided over by Rev Fr John Dsouza SJ- Director of the institution.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Ajith Kamath said,” ITI graduates go to far away cities and abroad for jobs. But, they also have better opportunities available in the home town itself. On behalf of the industrial fraternity, I urge the students to join the companies in Mangalore itself and participate in the growth of the hometown. When you join a company, it is a new world for you and you may experience a cultural shock. You have to put effort to understand the industry culture and absorb it. We thank St Aloysius ITI for arranging this drive and I wish the students as well as the companies that both may find the best fit they are looking for”.
Guest of Honour Rev Dr Leo Dsouza SJ said, ”Degree graduates struggle to get employed after their education and many times settle for average jobs with low salaries. On the contrary, companies queue up for ITI graduates. ITI graduates have skills which are required in industries and that is why they are in demand like hot cakes”.
Delivering the Presidential address Rev Fr John Dsouza SJ said,” There is a gap between ITIs and the industries. This is an effort to bridge this gap. This drive has been organized to connect prospective employers and employees. I congratulate the staff members of the institution for arranging this placement drive. I wish the companies and the students all the best”.
Robin Vas, convener of the programme delivered the vote of thanks.
Privisha Shiny Dsouza, a student of Electronics Mechanic trade compered the programme.