Two universities of the United States of America – the Colombia University and Stanford University will impart training to Mizo youths to pave way for jobs in the Gulf countries.
This was stated by Kolby Hanson, a Ph D scholar in Columbia University, during an interaction with the media in Aizawl on Monday.
He said that the two US universities, in collaboration with Social Justice and Development, India, an NGO in Aizawl, will give a skills-based training to 250 youths from Mizoram in hospitality management free of cost to enable them work in Gulf countries like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.
He said the training would be held from mid-September to November.
The training expenses will be borne by New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), he further added.
Registration for the training will begins on Tuesday and will close by Friday.
It was also notified during the press interaction that interested students, who have passed Class X and has good command over English, can seek registration at the NGO’s office in Aizawl.
Hanson said a two-year contract will be signed with the students who clear the interview, to work in Gulf countries.
They will be provided free food and accommodation facilities during the training programme. A free visa and flight ticket will also be provided.
Hanson also assured of 100 per cent job placement for the selected students through Mumbai-based placement company Vira International.
It will collaborate with its partner companies like Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Emirates Airlines, KidZania Entertainment, Dominos pizza, KFC and Costa Free, among others.
Hanson said the safety of the students would be given priority and they will draw a monthly salary of Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000.
Hanson also said that the main purpose was to bring economic development to the state by assisting the students.