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Two US universities to train 250 Mizo youths


Two US universities to train 250 Mizo youths

Aizawl: Two universities of United States of America- Colombia University and StanfordUniversity will impart a training to Mizo youths to pave way for job in gulf countries.

Kolby Hanson, a Ph.D scholar in Columbia university told reporters at a press conference on Monday that the two US universities in collaboration with Social Justice and development, India will give a skill base 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 etc.

He said that the training will start from mid-September November.

The training expenses will be borne by New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), he added.

According to Hanson, registration for the skill based training will begin from Tuesday and closed by Friday. Any interested students, who has passed class 10 and has good command over English can seek for registration at Social Justice and development in Aizawl.

He said that two year contract will be signed with the students, who cleared interview, to work in gulf countries and they will be provided free fooding and accommodation facilities.

Besides, a free visa and flight ticket will be provided to the students, he added.

According to Hanson, 100 per cent job placement will be given to the selected students through a Mumbai based placement company- Vira International.

Vira International will collaborate with its partner companies like Hyat Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Emirates Airlines, KidZania Entertainment, Dominos Pizza, KFC and Costa Free, among others.

He said the safety of the students would be given priority and the students will draw a monthly salary of 25,000 to 35,000.

Citing about the objective of the programme, Hanson said the main purpose is to bring economic development to the state by assisting students work in gulf region.

“Employment in foreign countries will give impetus to economic growth in Mizoram,” he said.


Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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