Career Guidance and Job Fair Held in Ratnanagar Municipality

14 June 2019

A one-day Career Counseling and Job Fair was organized in Ratnanagar Municipality, Chitwan on 14 June 2019. 

The Fair was organized by Ratnanagar Municipality in association with Ratnanagar Chamber of Commerce, Chitwan Association of Industry, Regional Hotel Association Nepal Chitwan, Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal Sauraha, Constructors’ Association Nepal Chitwan and District Constructors’ Association Coordination Committee, Chitwan. A Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded project ENSSURE, implemented by CTEVT with technical assistance from Helvetas Nepal, provided technical support to organize the fair.

The Fair, held in the premises of Hotel Star Banquet Ratnanagar, was observed by nearly 4500 visitors. There was a total of 21 stalls of career counseling service providers, training providers, employers and Employment Information Centre among others.

Over 700 youths received in-depth career guidance services in the stall set up by ENSSURE’s partner ANTARANG Psychosocial Counselling and Research Centre. Youths were provided information on the topics work, job, occupation, technical education, training and career path.  More than 800 youths were provided counseling services on the employment opportunities from the Employment Information Centre. 1030 vacancy were announced by various industries and 196 applications for the job were shortlisted for the further selection process.

Nearly 955 youth expressed their interests at the stalls of training providers towards learning various skills training to enhance their employability.

The program was chaired by Ratnanagar Municipality Mayor Narayan Ban while Nepal Federal Government Home Minister honorable Ram Bahadur Thapa was the chief guest. During his address, Home Minister Thapa thanked the organizer and supporting organizations for an important program which he said would directly contribute towards increasing and assuring employment.