A two-day workshop on career guidance, capacity building, and entrepreneurial development was organized by the North East Regional Commission (NERYC) from September 22 to 23.
The program was held at the Inspirational Building, Kharguli, Guwahati, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Assam.
NERYC Women Youth Coordinator Sister Aluti Rabba said that the training program aimed to empower the youth to make informed career choices.
"By the end of these two days of training, all participants can make better choices and also create jobs," the Missionary Sister of Mary Help of Christ told the participants.
The NERYC is the regional youth development wing of the Catholic dioceses in the northeast Indian states.
Ninety participants from different colleges and universities attended the resourceful training program, led by Anjan Chowdhury, senior training consultant from the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, and Ranjan Baruah, career mentor and skill trainer, Guwahati.
‘’North East India has a lot of talents,’’ said Bishop George Pallipparambil, the chairman of NERYC.
"A training of this kind will indeed help our youth to discover themselves, their strengths and areas of interest,’’ said Bishop Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese, Arunachal Pradesh.
The participants expressed happiness over the outcome of the training, said Bratsti Sarmah, a student from Handique College, Guwahati. "The training has enhanced my self-awareness, interpersonal, and communication skills and has helped me to identify my areas of strength.’’
Apart from the motivation and skill development, the training has helped the young people to develop their entrepreneurial abilities to establish successful enterprises," said Mary Joseph, another participant from the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya.
‘’I am glad I attended this workshop. I now return to my university with the right motivation to look forward to my future with a positive spirit to make informed career choices in life," said another participant. - Tungthang Zou
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