DDU-GKY Student Support Centre Inaugurated Updated On 2018-07-12
The Student Support Centre of DDU-GKY was officially launched. Dr. K.T Jaleel, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala inaugurated the Student Support Centre at a function held at Kanakakkunnu Palace Main Hall on 10 July 2018. The Student Support Centre consists of Migration Support Centre, Job Portal and Call Centre. Minister made the official launch by making a call to the Call Centre which is set up at Ernakulam. The Support Centre would help to minimize the exploitation existing in the employment sector. Minister said. DDUGKY Kerala has become a role model for the whole nation by launching the first-of- its kind Student Support Centre in Kerala. The Job seekers would be able to get idea about the current openings through DDUGKY Job Portal. He added.
The Awards for the Best Project Implementing Agencies (PIA) was also given away at the function. Wayanad Social Service Society, Dentcare Dental Labs Private Limited from Muvattupuzha and Mega Industries from Thrissur bagged the First, second and third prizes respectively. Minister also launched the 3 'Promotional Videos' made by KSFDC for the promotional activities of DDUGKY programme in Kerala.
DDUGKY Kerala had received the national award for being the second best state nodal agency for implementing DDU-GKY programme during 2017-18 and had also bagged the national award for being the third best state nodal agency for implementing DDU-GKY programme during 2016-17. Kudumbashree Mission has been working to reduce the vagaries associated with migration of the DDU-GKY youth in three ways by offering them suitable training opportunities, helping them prepare for employment away from home and by providing counseling and support services for a reasonable period of time which would enable them to adapt to a foreign environment. Migration Support Centres (MSCs) established at Kochi is a further step in this direction.
Migration Support Centre offers counseling, access to information, acclimatization support and targeted services to displaced workers. It’s services also include pre-migration preparatory support for both domestic and abroad placed candidates, post-placement counseling, registering migrant workers and undertaking periodic counseling, facilitate accommodation, undertaking qualitative research amongst candidates and employers as follow-up to post placement tracking, job retention and career progression counseling, facilitation for securing utility services, provide inter-department or inter-institution liaison support, providing support to workers in case of exigencies and work disputes etc. The call centre would help in resolving the grievances of candidates and act as an important source of information for candidates, and would also act as Public Grievance Redressal system. The job portal would enable the employer to select the appropriate aspirant from a pool of trained candidates from training centres across the state. The employees would also get the information on the current openings as well. The monitoring of the same would be done by the Kudumbashree SRLM. The software will have provision to update the data of the 20,000 candidates of DDU-GKY who had received job placements till now, which will help in tracking the candidates. The Migration Support Centre was started in Kochi itself as most of the students find job opportunities in Kochi.
DDUGKY, the skill training and placement programme under the Ministry of Rural Development ( MoRD) occupies a unique position amongst the other skill training programmes due to its focus to the poor rural youth and its emphasis on sustainable employment through the prominence and incentives given to post placement tracking, retention and career progression. Kudumbashree SRLM is planning to give skill training to 30,000 rural youth during 2018-2019.