Don Bosco-TATA partnership offers job oriented training
Kolkata - In a major joint venture, Don Bosco Technical Institute (Kolkata) and Tata Projects have devised a new project to ensure job oriented skills training for poor and marginalized youth. They jointly launched three months training programme in Welding for 15 young men from the slums on September 2, 2010.
This project is part of the Strategic Business Unit of the Tata Projects under the Tata’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Addressing the first batch students, Mr Anand Anil Kumar (Senior Manager, Tata Projects Ltd) says, “The market lacks skilled Welding manpower; and this training program on welding is really market demand course. We intend to impart same type of training programme in New Delhi and Mumbai with partnership with Don Bosco.” Mr Surajit Dey (Kolkata, Tata Projects), a alumnus (1984 batch) adds, “This is my little contribution to society to help train marginalized youth and help them stand on their feet.” Fr. Siby Vadakkel (Rector, Don Bosco, Kolkata) encouraged the participants to make full use of the training and inspired them with anecdotes from Don Bosco’s life.
After three months at Don Bosco (Kolkata), the trainees will be sent to the Tata Project sites for on-the-job-training. The current batch of students is brought under the supervision of Barrackpore Avenue Women Cultural and Social Welfare Society. The joint venture includes TATA faculty visits for special training as well as on-site visits for DB Tech students. Tata safety instructors are expected to take a session at DB Tech Kolkata next week.