At a time when the Nagpur is surging on unemployment charts owing to the job slack in various sectors, a social organisation named Fortune Foundation led by Nagpur’s former Mayor Anil Sole has stepped forward to show the way. Fortune Foundation recently concluded a three-day workshop on Air India cabin crew pre recruitment at Sahakari Bank Sabhagruha amid the presence of Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole.
Hemant Sute, who hails from Nagpur and currently working as a cabin crew manager in Air India mentored the students at the workshop along with his team of experts. Sute informed that most of the job opportunities in various airlines are often missed by the aspirants in tier 2 cities like Nagpur. “At present there are 500 such openings in Air India which offers larger employment scope and great progress opportunities in future. Generally cabin crew staff is taken through cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata whereas airlines sector is gradually expanding across length and breadth of the country. As a matter of fact, many airlines face dearth of talented work force”, he said adding that he being from Nagpur and working in airlines for the last 29 years, has collaborated with Fortune Foundation’s President Anil Sole and his friend Dr. Milind Mane to guide the students towards growth.
He also pointed out at the huge backlog in Open and OBC categories in Air India, saying there are currently 100 and 110 vacancies under open and OBC categories, respectively. This offers better opportunities to the students who have just finished 12th class, possess good knowledge of English and impressive body language.
Sute stirred clear of his intention behind conducting such workshops saying that he has been taking similar such programs in which aspiring students around the nation are guided free of cost. He considers this task as a part of his social responsibility. He said that it is unfortunate that despite spending huge money students could not make it.
He cited that of the three workshops he took in Nagpur, first time 63 students were successful, whereas 43 and 18 students succeeded during second and third workshops respectively.
Around 500 students got registered in the current workshop, of which 200 managed to live up to the criteria and also applied for vacancies in Air India.
He also figured out any apprehension regarding safety, saying that the concerned job is related to passengers’ safety and aircraft and does not involve any risk. Pointing out the recently released hit flick Neerja, he concluded that the movie has inspired many to choose this field.
Anil Sole who also organised the workshop said the prime concern behind conducting such a workshop lies in the fact that the youths are gradually getting disillusioned for the lack of job. This situation often prompts them to wrong path in the absence of right mentoring. And the condition is worse in Nagpur. He added that he would come up with similar such efforts for leading next generation towards better future.