A total of 5,020 individuals have been chosen from a pool of 7,094 candidates who participated in the selection process for skilled labor positions in Israel, a collaborative effort between the governments of Israel and India. The ongoing conflict in Gaza has created a labor shortage in Israel, prompting the need for skilled workers.
The selection process took place over a week at ITI Aliganj, where the applicants' skills were evaluated by a team from the Israeli government in collaboration with the National Skill Development Council (NSDC). The chosen candidates demonstrated proficiency in tasks such as masonry for plastering work, ceramic tiling, and other related activities.
Kunal Silku, Special Secretary of Labour and Director of Training and Employment in Uttar Pradesh, oversaw the skilled workers' testing process. Silku stated, "This initiative was carried out in Uttar Pradesh under the Chief Minister's guidance. Over 5,000 workers have been selected for opportunities in Israel. I extend my best wishes to them."
The recruitment drive was executed following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the governments of India and Israel. Raj Kumar Yadav, Principal of ITI Aliganj, shared, "The Israeli team conducted skill tests at Government ITI Aliganj from January 23 to 30, evaluating candidates for positions with a monthly salary of Rs 1.37 lakh. The skill tests were successfully concluded on Tuesday."
Yadav added, "The Israeli team commended our efforts, expressing that in the future, if more skilled workers are needed, ITI Aliganj, Lucknow, would be designated as the examination center."
(With Agency Inputs)