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Skilled development programme launched

Coimbatore (India): With a view to meeting the rising demand for employment of skilled manpower in the foundries in the region, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSME) Institute and Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA) on Monday launched a training and employment programme here.

Around 600 foundries in the region need trained manpower for employment so as to adopt technologies and production of castings with less cost and MSME has designed the programmes at the request of CODISSIA, MSME director, S Sivagnanam told reporters after the launch function.

This is the first time such concept is being implemented, in India, he said.

MSME has committed itself to providing 1,000 trained manpower to the industries and in the first phase 100 candidates have been selected for the training, he said.

The candidates, with 8th standard qualification and in the age group of 18 and 35 have, been selected for training which was free of charge.The trainees would be paid a stipend of Rs.2,000 each per month during the training period, with free accommodation, Sivagnanam said.

The training will consist of one day theory class and five days practical training every week, he said, adding after the completion of six months training, candidates would be given certificates issued by Union Ministry of MSME Institute, Chennai, he said.

The candidates will have the opportunity for employment with a salary ranging between Rs.3,500 and Rs.7,500 per month.

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