DB Tech-TATA Partnership Offers Job Oriented Skills Training

First batch at DB Tech-Tata joint venture, 2 Sept.

KOLKATA (C.M. Paul) – In a major joint venture to ensure job oriented skills training for poor and marginalized youth, Don Bosco Technical Institute Kolkata and the multinational TATA company have devised a new project. They jointly launched a 3-month training programme in welding for 15 young men from the slums, 2 September 2010.
“This is a difficult but high demand job,” said Senior Manager of the Tata Project Limited Mr Anand Anil Kumar from Hyderabad addressing the first batch.
This project is part of the Strategic Business Unit of the Tata Projects under the Tata’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
“We intend to partner with Don Bosco Tech Dew Delhi and Mumbai,” added Mr. Anand.
The Kolkata coordinator of the Tata Project is Mr Surajit Dey, a Don Bosco Kolkata alumnus (1984 batch).
“This is my little contribution to society to help train marginalized youth and help them stand on their feet,” Mr. Dey said soliciting the recruits to make the best use of their training period.
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 & Social Welfare Society.
“We wish we could find some trade and sponsor for our many young girls who have no skills nor jobs,” said a staff of the Barrackpore Avenue Society Ms. Prabhavati Srivastav.
Rector of Don Bosco Kolkata Fr Siby Vadakkel encouraged the participants to make full use of the training and inspired them with anecdotes from Don Bosco’s life.
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.


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