Mangaluru: Unemployment is the major problem faced by the youth. On the other side, industries are lacking manpower and they are in search of the suitable employees. The misfit is between the current education and the industry requirements. Industries require technically skilled professionals and Industrial Training Institutes, popularly known as ITIs are the training hubs which provide these technical skills. That is why, ITI graduates are better positioned to find job placements in reputed industries easily and kick start their career.
With the aim of bringing prospective employers and technically skilled aspirants under the same roof and find a good fit for each other, “Campus Placement Drive 2022” was organized by St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute at its premises on 22nd July 2022. About 45 companies and 500 plus ITI students participated in this drive. Among the companies who participated in this drive are Bucolic Kailash Agritech & FMCG Pvt Ltd, Apollo Facility Management Services Pvt Ltd, Matrix Honda, Artha Honda, PSN Automotive, Kleen Air, Aapavaani Environmental Solutions, Cool comfort, Ghatge Karkera Power Industries, Spectrum Industries, Autopack Machines, Lohatech Precision, Jubilant Motor Works Pvt Ltd, Sowkar Textiles, Vasavi Fabrics, Meditech, Adithya Electricals, Bharath Auto Cars Ltd, Jaquar & Co Ltd,Arvind Motors, Karnataka Agencies, Kalbavi Cashew Indisutries, Brightflexi International, etc.
Inaugural programme of the event was held in Samipya hall. Inaugurating the event, the Chief Guest Balakrishna A- Prinicpal of Government ITI, Mangalore said, “St Aloysius ITI has done a commendable job of bringing prospective employers and students under one roof. Industrial Training Institutes whether Government or Private, they follow the same curriculum and provide same certificates issued by Government of India. Industries and ITIs need to join hands together in training and placing the youth.
The government is also focusing on providing apprenticeship training to the ITI passed out candidates and industries need to support this in a big way. I wish the industries who are participating in this placement drive and the students the very best”.
Speaking on behalf of the companies Adeeth Kalbavi, owner of Kalbavi Cahew Industries, said, “The participation of companies in such a big number, emphasizes the fact that there are ample of job opportunities in Mangalore itself. If you get the right training and keep your approach right, you can find financial security in the home town itself. Anywhere you join, with right attitude, dedication and honesty you can reach greater heights. I thank the Management of St Aloysius ITI for providing us this platform to find suitable candidates for our companies”.
Company representatives were honoured by Rev. Fr John Dsouza SJ, Director of the institution. Delivering his Presidential address Rev. Fr John Dsouza SJ said, “Companies are in search of employees who fit their job profile and students are in search of companies which provide a good start for their career. Bringing these both sides of the islands together is today’s Campus Placement Drive. We wish this event may become a fulfilling experience to all and a mutually benefitting exercise. God bless you all”.
Roshan Dsouza, Principal of the institution welcomed the gathering.” Wilson N- Junior Training Officer conducted the prayer. Stephen Dsouza- President of St Aloysius College Alumni association (SACAA) and Noel Lobo-Training Officer were also present on the dais. Alwyn Menezes- Vice Principal compered the inaugural programme.