Sir Gangadharrao Chitnavis Trust and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) jointly organized a workshop on June, 1, 2014 at Sir Gangadharrao Chitnavis Trust premises. The workshop was aimed at providing guidance to students on options of jobs they could get by doing a short term skill-based course from CII Chhindwara that too by paying a nominal fee. Hence a team of four experts including Admin Head Saroj Kumar Singh, Trainer Surjit Singh, Office Assistant Yogesh Pawar and L&T Bar Binding Trainer Balaji Atholkar from CII Chhindwara attended the workshop for very purpose. Trustee of Sir Chitnavis Trust Neeta Kale was also present on the occasion.
The workshop was for those students who for some reason could not complete their education properly and lacked any technical skills required to get jobs. The main objective of CII is to train poor and needy youth and make them employable. CII started its skilling initiative in Chhindwara in May 2012.
During his speech, Trainer Surjit Singh said that CII Skills initiative is conceptualized and driven by industry, and aimed at creating talent pool of trained workmen for industries under Confederation of Indian Industry. The Centre’s campus has a teaching-cum-administrative block, hostel and dining facilities. Students have to pay very nominal charges for the training and one can get a job after 3 or 4 months of training, said Surjit Singh. Admin Head Saroj Kumar Singh, while throwing light on the companies and the job guarantee, said that currently at CII Chhindwara there are 9 companies who have joined hands to make the youths skilled. The nine companies like L&T Ltd, Toyota, Shaapurji Paalanji, Cummins, GMR, Mahindra and Mahindra, Taj Hotel and Gmmco Ltd are giving training to the youths and also place them in jobs immediately after training. Yogesh Pawar, who is Office Assistant at CII Chhindwara, said that this is a golden chance for those who lack in academics. They can learn these technical skills and ensure their future. L&T Bar Binding Trainer Balaji Atholkar informed that more companies have expressed interest in this skill development initiative. The Centre is ready to enlist more corporates to augment the training offerings at Chhindwara. CII would also be exploring soft skills, entrepreneurship development as part of its future plans, said Atholkar.
Chitnavis Trust Coordinator Nisha Thakur, Anu Chhabrani and students in large number were present for the workshop.