Goa Chief Minister’s Office and Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs conducted a webinar for the youth of Goa, live on Dr Pramod Sawant’s YouTube channel and CMO Goa Facebook page on the topic of ‘Career Opportunities in Hospitality, Retail & Events for Goan Youth yesterday.
The webinar is a part of a series of webinars conceptualised by the Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant to empower the students and youth of Goa with required information and knowledge to choose the right career.
In his introductory address to the students and the youth, the Chief Minister sited the overwhelming response received for the two earlier webinars, not only from students but also from their parents. The objective of these webinars was to impart information pertaining to educational courses available through which students can pursue their career of choice and get employment. He said owing to the response for the two webinars conducted earlier, it was decided to conduct more such events in the future too.
He said for better future of our youth the office of CMO, Dept of Education and Higher Education conducted such webinars ànd the current webinar is being conducted in collaboration with Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs under the state youth policy implementation.
The Chief Minister said if the youth from neighbouring states of Maharashtra, Karnataka or from Jammu & Kashmir and from eastern states like Mizoram, Orissa or Shimla get jobs in the tourism sector or hotel industry here in Goa, then why should our youth stay or lag behind? He urged the youth to acquire necessary skills and take up jobs in the tourism, hospitality, retail and events industry in Goa. He said our state being a touristic state, receives nearly 80 lakhs tourists every year and therefore there is a vast scope for employment opportunities and these are the sectors where our youth can secure jobs to make their future. For the first time the Government has called resource persons from the private sector to guide our students about employment opportunities in sectors like event management, hospitality, hotel and tourism etc. The Chief Minister wished the students a bright future ahead.
The webinar was addressed by eminent speakers from the industry, who shared the various career opportunities in different industries and sectors. Mr.Vincent Ramos, Area Director, Taj Goa informed about the opportunities in Hospitality, Tourism & Hotels.
Mr. Kirit Maganlal, Founder & CEO, Magsons Group informed about the career opportunities in the growing organised retail sector in Goa.
Mr. Serrao Francis Socorro, Managing Director of Crosscraft, a leading event management firm also spoke about the plethora of opportunities in events.
Current and past students of schools and colleges, parents and teachers attended the webinar in large numbers. The video of the same is available on the Youtube Channel and Facebook Page of the CM Dr Pramod Sawant, for those who missed the live event. Viewers can send their queries and feedback to the speakers via a google link and email id given during the webinar and the same will be answered by the domain experts.