AS PART of a novel initiative, a batch of 100 government-sponsored students from Jharkhand has arrived for a two-year course at the Indo German Tool Room (IGTR) in the City.
The course — advanced machinist trade — offers job guarantee and the Jharkhand government has sent them with the intention of providing them employment at various industries in the state. Officials from Jharkhand will also visit the factory to check their progress. The trainees include 24 women, all between the age group of 15-19 years.
The technical nature of this course does not require high qualification and hence securing graduate degree is not a pre-requisite.
The students participating in the course are high school and higher secondary pass. IGTR manager (training) RK Sharma told Hindustan Times that several avenues of employment would be open to them once they have completed the course. The successful candidates will get employment in the private industry anywhere in the country, in their home state in Tata city, Jamshedpur or in the public sector units (PSUs).
As the industry is running short of trained technical staff, the students will be inducted on a starting salary package of Rs 5,000- Rs 7,000.
The Jharkhand Government has sponsored the course, including course fee of Rs 50,000 per year per candidate and would also pay for the boarding/ lodging provided at the IGTR campus. Monthly stipends will also be given to the trainees during the course.
Anupam Anamika Bara from district Gumla who is studying in 10th class appeared for a preliminary test taken by the government in Jamshedpur. She has five members in her family and her father, who is farmer having a small land holding, is the only earning member.
She wishes to pursue her education. Similarly, another trainee Jyoti Tudu from Jamshedpur New Bardi had never thought of entering this field and is thankful to the government for securing her future.
IGTR general manager MM Sharma welcomed the trainees. Senior administrative officer Rajesh Sharma and deputy general manager PK Sharma familiarised the trainees about the campus and equipments they would be working on during their training.
The importance and quality of training offered at IGTR on precision tools and advanced equipments can be assessed by the fact that 45 students of the Industrial Training Institute of India (ITI) from all over the State have enrolled for a two-week course on ‘ceencee milling’ and two more batches will be coming for training on other subjects in November and December.