Kerala gears up to meet expats rush from Saudi
TRIVANDRUM – Kerala is gearing up to receive thousands of expatriates driven out by Saudi Arabia to ensure job to its citizens.
While the state government and various political parties are mounting pressure on the federal government to use its good relations with the Kingdom to avert a large scale exodus of expatriates, a private agency has already come out with a package to rehabilitate the hapless returnees.
Ma’din Academy, a charitable institution based in Malappuram, has announced a package that include establishment of a Centre for Life-long Learning in association with Hamburg-based Unesco Institute for Life-long Learning to equip the returnees to find jobs in the country and abroad.
Under the package, the academy would be honing the skills of the returnees through training programmes, counselling, career guidance, soft-skill development workshops and family orientation camps. Academy chairman Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleeulu Bukhari and Muhammed Noufal, director of the Centre for Life-long Learning told reporters that the Academy would use the facilities available in its various educational institutions, including the ITI and Polytechnic to provide training to the returnees. It will be introducing short-term courses in civil, mechanical, computer, Electrical, Automobile and mechatronics fields to help the returnees to make use of job opportunities available in these sectors.
Bukhari said Madin would also create awareness about investment options available in the small and cottage sectors in collaboration with the concerned departments. Those interested in the programme have been asked to contact 9048140233.
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