Meghalaya's Nursing Job Fair Opens Gateway to Global Opportunities for Aspiring Nurses

Correspondent Correspondent
Monday, August 07, 2023
Meghalaya's Nursing Job Fair Opens Gateway to Global Opportunities for Aspiring Nurses
Overseas Nursing Job Fair in Shillong: Unlocking International Career Paths for Meghalaya's Nurses.
On August 5, 2023, a highly anticipated Overseas Nursing Job Fair took place at the State Convention Centre in Shillong, Meghalaya. The event, organized by the Meghalaya State Skill Development Society and the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Meghalaya, provided a platform for around 1,200 nurses to explore job opportunities abroad.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, the chief guest, announced a subsidy of Rs 50,000 per student to support trained nurses seeking placements worldwide. Renowned companies like Navis HR Pvt Ltd, Nursedge, The Trained Nurses Association India, and Ajith Enterprise participated in the fair, offering recruitment and training for overseas placements.

CM Sangma highlighted the importance of skill-based education and the advantage of humility rooted in the tribal society, contributing to the state’s abundant human resources. He emphasized India's role in supplying over 40% of skilled labor globally and noted the state’s determination to meet the rising international demand for nursing professionals.

Companies from countries like Japan, Singapore, Germany, the Middle East, and Australia showcased opportunities for nurses at the fair. CM Sangma highlighted the attractive salary ranges and the opportunity for nurses to send money back to their families in Meghalaya, making overseas employment appealing for the state’s youth.

Health & Family Welfare Minister M Ampareen Lyngdoh encouraged aspiring nurses to enhance their skills in nursing and relevant technologies and languages of the countries they seek employment in. The government also plans to organize an Overseas Nursing Job fair in Tura to address safety concerns for nurses abroad.

The Nursing Job Fair in Shillong is a significant step towards empowering Meghalaya’s nursing community with international opportunities and contributing to the state’s economic growth. The initiative aims to establish a quality community of residents abroad, similar to states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat.