Short Term Skill Training Programme
Short Term Skill Training Programme in Various Trades
Swami Vivekananda, India’s foremost nation-builder said “We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet”. This phrase of Swami Vivekananda, fits most appropriately on Skill Training education than any other type of education, since skill training education enables, individuals to stand on their own feet. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore, a branch centre of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal, through its Industrial Training / Skill Development Centre, is exactly trying to making it reality the vision of Swami Vivekananda’s vision on education.
Statistics as per Government data reveals, millions of youth are looking for employment opportunities in our country. On the other hand, industries are complaining huge skilled work force shortage, some even to the extent of 50% to 60% of their capacity
Every one will agree, skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development of any country. The economy becomes more productive, innovative and competitive through the existence of more skilled work force. Increasing pace of globalization and technological changes provide both challenges and growing opportunities for economic expansion and job creation. Countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities of globalization. Frequently using words by many in our country today is “Skill Development”. As per Planning Commission of India forecast, our country will be requiring 500 millions skilled work forces in the year 2022, but as on date, our number is close to 50 millions only. So, within another 10 to 12 years, another 450 millions skilled work force has to be created, which is an up hill task, nevertheless it is achievable, provided all the stake holders (i.e. Government, Industrial Associations / Industries, Skill Training Providers, Youth of our country) participate and involve themselves together.
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Industrial Training / Skill Development Centre, Coimbatore, is bridging the gap between un-employed youth and Industries, by providing various skill training programmes. Following are some of our initiatives:
Industry Sponsored short term Skill Training:
Till recently, the free skill training was solely dependent on government sponsorship under various schemes such as TRYSEM, TAHDCO, TNWDP, VKP, TNSDC. etc. For the past few years, the Vidyalaya has pioneered the concept of free skill training by approaching various small and medium scale industrial houses. The acute shortage of skilled and semi-skilled labour can be removed only by large scale participation of industries. Fortunately, the trend is catching up.
Manufacturing Industries Initiative: Under active industrial patronage, we offer fully residential free short term courses like CNC Programmer-cum-Operator, Cell Phone Servicing, Computer Hardware, Electrician, Fitter, Turner, Machinist, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Civil, Automobile Mechanic, Network Technician, DTP Operator, Data Entry Operator, Beautician, Tailoring, plumbering, sheet Metal Worker, etc. This training is based on the request from different industries, for specific Trades.
Under this scheme, Every year we provide free training to 150 to 200 youths.
Construction Industries Initiative: The Builders’ Association of India – Coimbatore Chapter, took a bold step and executed an Memorandum of Understanding with the Vidyalaya to impart fully residential free short term courses in construction trades, such as Mason, Bar Bender, Shuttering Carpenter, etc. They have started a School of Construction Artisans to carry on this activity. A Trainees hostel and Construction training yard worth Rs 1.5 crores, was built by them in our Campus. ACC Cements Limited and L&T Limited, also are actively Supporting this venture. Under this scheme, we can train 300 youth every year.
Government Sponsored short term skill Training Programs:
From time to time, the Vidyalaya had been receiving government support for conducting free training in skill development sector for school drop-outs, etc. We have been conducting such programmes from the very inception of the Vidyalaya. Government of TamilNadu , through TamilNadu Development for Corporation of Women Limited and Vaazhnthu Kaattuvom Project, TamilNadu Skill Development Corporation is taking special efforts to sponsor skill training activities.
Every year, we provide skill training to around 500 to 750 un-employed Youth in various skills under this scheme, and secure them employment.
Skill-development programmes sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation for the unemployed youth .
Skill-development training, day and evening sessions for Mason, Bar Bender, Shuttering Carpenter sponsored by the Builders Association of India, and Coimbatore Builders and Contractors Association.