Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) participates in Rozgar Mela – Job Fair held at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

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Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC)  offered jobs to the deserving candidates and shared their achievements and plans with regard to various schemes in skill development and training in the Job Fair, held on 20th and 30th June, at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The Rozgar Mela or Job Fair was dedicated to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay and it was inaugurated by Shri Anil Kumar, I.A.S. Commissioner Gorakhpur Mandal and Shri Rajiv Rautela, I.A.S. District Magistrate, Gorakhpur and Shri Rajesh Kumar, I.A.S. Mission Director UPSDM. The LSSC was invited by the Department of Technical & vocational education, Government of Uttar Pradesh to participate in the job fair at Gorakhpur which is also the constituency of the Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri.Yogi Adityanath.

Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) and Council for Leather Exports (CLE) participated in the Rozgar Mela along with Industry Leaders and Partners. Shri R. Ramesh Kumar IAS, CEO- LSSC, and Shri Javed Iqbal, Regional Chairman (Central), Council for Leather Exports and Shri O.P Pandey, Executive Director, KLC, made job offerings to the registered candidates.

LSSC job fair Gorakhpur

Dignitaries at the inaugural function: Shri Anil Kumar, I.A.S. Commissioner Gorakhpur Mandal and Shri Rajiv Rautela, I.A.S. District Magistrate- Gorakhpur, Shri Ramesh Kumar, IAS, CEO- LSSC, ED – CLE, and Shri Rajesh Kumar, I.A.S. Mission Director UPSDM.

Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) and Council for Leather Exports (CLE) participated in the Rozgar Mela along with Industry Leaders and Partners. Shri R. Ramesh Kumar IAS, CEO- LSSC, and Shri Javed Iqbal, Regional Chairman (Central), Council for Leather Exports and Shri O.P Pandey, Executive Director, KLC, made job offerings to the registered candidates.

The Job Mela was organized by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM) in collaboration with Sector Skill Councils under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, as part of a Skill India initiatives with a vision to empower and provide employment opportunity to the Youth of India. Gorakhpur is in close proximity to Kanpur Leather Cluster (KLC), and the leather industry in Kanpur consists 700 industries and employs a large number of people from the districts. The Job Mela attracted prospective employers from Kanpur, Haryana, Bahadurgarh and Noida who came to hire candidates for the leather industry in their regions.

Significance of Kanpur and Uttar Pradesh for Leather Industry

Since Uttar Pradesh is a major contributor to the production of footwear and leather goods for the sector nationally, LSSC took special interest to make its presence which can boost the interest of all the stake holders in the leather industry. Therefore LSSC quickly got its act together and created the platform to bring in employers, training partners and potential job seekers in one place.

Leather Job Mela Uttar Pradesh

Dignitaries at Job Mela Shri. Ramesh Kumar, IAS​, CEO-LSSC, ED-CLE, Shri Javed Iqbal, Regional Chairman CLE  and Shri O.P Pandey, ED Unnao Leather KLC.

Shri. Ramesh Kumar IAS, CEO LSSC who also took part in the event met all the stakeholders to understand their requirements and advised to training partners to train as per the local demands of the industry. He also spoke to the Dept of Technical and Vocational Education to help them to address the Leather Industry manpower requirements thru the qualifications developed by LSSC.

While selecting the candidates, interviews were conducted and their resumes, 10th & 12th Mark sheet and skill / technical Certificate were also sought. Candidates were given jobs according to their skills and education.

The team comprising the Training Partners and Employers spent two days on the ground, meeting jobseekers and counselled them on the employment opportunities in the footwear and leather industry. Jobseekers have shown interest to get trained under various job roles and have been registered. They will be starting their training shortly under the PMKVY program, which will benefit the jobseekers to enter the industry with employable qualification and grow further in the industry. This initiative has set a trend to be followed in days to come and all the stakeholders will be benefitted under this initiative.

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