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NEC to facilitate training of youth for increasing employment avenues and meeting industry demands

March 10, 2023 by MT Bureau

Staff Reporter

Shillong, March 9: The North Eastern Council (NEC) has come forward to promote ambitious Government initiatives programs Make in India, Smart Cities, Skill India, Digital India and Startup India to create more jobs for young designers.

The creative economy is an emerging concept dealing with the interface between culture, creativity, economics and technology in a contemporary world, which is totally dominated by sounds, symbols, images and texts.

Being the most dynamic sector, the creative industries are providing new opportunities for developing countries to fuel employment/entrepreneurship and it generates income, employment and export earnings. The demand for designers is gradually increasing.

Going by conservative estimates, a total workforce of 7 million designers will be required to meet the industry demand. K Moses Chalai, Secretary, NEC opines that this initiative will open a whole new world for the younger generation in the field of design industry which will benefit all across the North East Region.

An inaugural programme will be held at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong at 10:30 AM on March 10, 2023, under the auspices of the North Eastern Council Secretariat in collaboration with AMTRON. Asufii Christian College, Senapati, Manipur will, also, join it. This programme aims at training youths with plus two qualifications.

The project's primary objective is to train local youth in the identified areas to acquire the best knowledge as per the international standards to get the best employment opportunity in the world design industry. NEC along with AMTRON is focusing on developing the infrastructure for training of youth in Use Case technologies deployments like 3D Printing and 5G at Shillong and Senapati districts in Manipur to allow optimal use.

The duration of the Course will be Six Month Certificate in Graphic Designing and Animation and the courses are NSQF-4 compliant. A total of 96 students will be benefited from this course (48 Students per location).

The infra so developed shall be used for training of use case deployment for technologies like 3D printing, 5G at both premises to allow optimal use. AMTRON is already in touch with ALIMCO Officials for using these animation labs for using students at these Labs for the digital designing of brochures or publicity materials in Local North Eastern

Languages against payment of stipend to students, using students at these Labs for digital designing of training or instructional videos, 3D Animations in Local North Eastern Languages against payment of stipend to students and holding workshops/training programs (evenings) for the needs of ALIMCO.