A niche job fair for the media and entertainment sector was organized by the Media and Entertainment Skills Council [MESC] under the aegis of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India. The event was hosted by SIGA Polytechnic College in the Don Bosco Mediapolis Campus, Chennai on November24, 2022. Jainaressh, the Head South Region and Archana Sharma, the Business Development Manager of MESC were present.
This event was aimed at hunting talents like Modeller, Editor, Graphic Designer, Roto Artist, Lighting Artist, Rigging Artist, Animator and Compositor. However, addressing the recruiters from leading brands like PhantomFX, BOT VFX, Hogarth Worldwide, and Rotomaker India, Archana informed that there are 12 sub-sectors like Gaming, Event Management & Exhibition, Creative Arts & Live Performance, Sound & Music, Theme Park, Animation, Television, Advertising, Digital, Print, Radio and Film that MESC Jobs cater to and the future job fairs should bridge the gap between students and industry.
Observing the thin number of participants and recruiters present, Jainaressh said, “this job fair is one of the job festivals organized by MESC across the country. It is aimed to showcase lucrative job opportunities available for employability and entrepreneurship in the Media and Entertainment industry.” Acknowledging the gap between the talent of the students and job requirements, the recruiters have presented to the top management of Mediapolis the list of skills required for the subsequent talent hunt. Dominic Xavier from Rotomaker has recorded in the Visitors Book, “Thank you for the opportunity to present our company here in SIGA. All the candidates we interviewed had good knowledge in basic designing and media requirements. Need more skills on software packages related to VFX and Graphics Works”. Don Bosco Vazhikaatti, MECAT, and FMBC played a significant role in registration process and logistics.
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