Mangaluru, May 31: Companies are constantly on a lookout for efficient employees and the students are searching for the good companies to kickstart their career. In an effort to link these two sides of the spectrum and facilitate a win-win situation for both the parties, ‘Campus Placement Drive-2023’ was held at St Aloysius ITI campus on May 31. Around 30 companies had participated in this drive.
The programme began with a prayer song and the inauguration was done by lighting the lamp by dignitaries. The chief guest of the inaugural programme Ajith Kamath, secretary-Kanara Industries Association and guest of honour Fr Dr Leo Dsouza SJ – former director of the institute were present on the dais along with Roshan D’Souza-principal, Alwyn Menezes-vice principal, Noel Lobo-training officer and Robin Vas- convener of the programme. The welcome address was delivered by Roshan D’Souza, principal of the institution. The programme was presided over by Fr John D'Souza SJ- director of the institution.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Ajith Kamath said, "ITI graduates go to far away cities and abroad for jobs. But, they also have better opportunities available in the home town itself. On behalf of the industrial fraternity I urge the students to join the companies in Mangaluru itself and participate in the growth of the hometown. When you join a company, it is a new world for you and you may experience a cultural shock. You have to put effort to understand the industry culture and absorb it. We thank St Aloysius ITI for arranging this drive and I wish students as well as the companies that both may find a best fitthey are looking for."
Guest of honour Fr Dr Leo D'Souza SJ said, "Degree graduates struggle to get employed after their education and many times settle for average jobs with low salary. On the contrary, companies que-up for ITI graduates. ITI graduates have skills which are required for the industries and that is why they are in demand like hot cakes."
Delivering presidential address Fr John D'Souza SJ said, "There is a gap between ITIs and the industries. This is an effort to bridge this gap. This drive has been organized to connect the prospective employers and employees.I congratulate the staff members of the institution for arranging this placement drive. I wish the companies and the students all the best."
Robin Vas, convener of the programme delivered vote of thanks. Privisha Shiny D’Souza, student of electronics mechanic trade compered the programme.