94 Karnataka youths land jobs in Slovakia due to Skill Development Corporation initiative

According to Patil, these youths, including BE graduates and diploma holders, have now landed jobs abroad and started shaping their careers.


Published Jun 23, 2024 | 10:59 AM Updated Jun 23, 2024 | 10:59 AM

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The Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) has successfully sent 94 youths from the state to Slovakia under its overseas job initiative, state Minister Sharan Prakash Patil said on Saturday, 22 June.

According to Patil, these youths, including BE graduates and diploma holders, have now landed jobs abroad and started shaping their careers.

The minister who holds the skill development, and livelihood portfolio, distributed flight tickets to the candidates in a send-off ceremony on Friday.

He said the first batch was sent on 5 June and the next on 20 June while other batches were on 24 June and 1 July.

The minister added that each candidate would earn €970 (₹86,000) per month as salary.

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Other opportunities

The KSDC has also facilitated employment for 37 drivers in Hungary besides working out modalities for welders to secure jobs in Mauritius and continuing the recruitment process for other technicians.

The KSDC Managing Director M Kanagavalli said they are trying to meet the human resources demand from Australia, Japan, Germany, Finland, Norway and other European and Gulf countries.

Countries showing interest in skilled manpower available in Karnataka have stressed that communication skills in English would be an added advantage.

Catering to the demand, the KSDC will soon start English language training at their skill training centres, Kanagavalli explained.

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The recruitment

After learning that Slovakia has elicited interest in recruiting over two and a half thousand assembly line operators from the state, Patil directed the officials of his department to ink an agreement with the External Affairs Ministry, the Minister’s office said in a statement.

The department invited eligible candidates and started the recruitment process and as part of this arrangement, a batch of 94 candidates, including 54 ITI and 31 diploma holders were sent to Slovakia, it added.

All the recruited candidates were imparted free training at the Toyota Kirloskar unit in Bidadi in Ramanagara district on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

The training was funded entirely by the department as the candidates hailed from economically weaker sections, who otherwise would needed to pay ₹35,000 as a fee.

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