GUWAHATI, July 31 - The Indian Army organised a �Career Counselling Mela� in the premises of Army Public School, Narengi today.
A large number of Indian Army personnel retire from active service very early in life, with the transition commencing as early as in 36 years of age. In an endeavour to sufficiently skill such armymen and their dependents prior to this transition to a second career or entrepreneurship, efforts have been under way at the Narengi Military Station for some time now to work together with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)-accredited training providers of assorted Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) to offer various types of NSDC programmes leading to evaluation and their subsequent accreditation, a press release stated.
The Career Counselling Mela was organised with an aim to expose the �target audience� of Army personnel and dependants residing within the precincts of the military station to the various levels and types of training programmes available, as also the opportunity to avail of such training within the premises itself.
Prominent training providers like Gram Tarang Employability Training Services and Drishtee Development & Communication Ltd were among fifteen accredited companies who showcased the programmes on offer.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Major General A K Jha, General Officer Commanding, exhorted the service personnel and their dependants to get trained with accreditation, which would serve them well post retirement. It would be a satisfying tenure for each individual if they get benefit from such training and certification, he said.
Prominent institutions like DHFL Pramerica, Uber etc., were also invited to educate the audience about the jobs on offer post retirement.