Mangaluru: Karnataka German Technical Training Institute (KGTTI) in association with Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) organised an interaction on Skill Development at Chamber Building, Bunder here, on March 22.
The interaction was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Ibrahim said, “Mangaloreans will do more than justice to their duty and that is why they are favourite among the employers. This kind of a skill input is very important as it will polish their skills. The world is changing fast hence there is a need for constant up-gradation of skills, which will also speed up the process of promotions.”
Ibrahim further said that certification and grading of a person is required to brand a person as an asset. He gave examples of various industries in the district that require a certified and graded labour like, cashew grading, tile manufacturing, divers, etc. “Certification can make a person ready for the job, he/she can seek employment in a particular jobs with ease. I think after Mumbai, Mangaluru can be a trend setting town in the western coast.”
German Skill Development Expert, Antonius Peter Jax said, “Skill development is on the high agenda and has become a real challenge in the world to run economies. Having a skilled person on board is cost effective and increases the productive factor of the company. Of course skill and knowledge go together as they are 2 sides of the same coin.”
Jax said that each country had to develop its own education system and should not be copied from other countries due to cultural implications. “India has several ITI’s that develop skills, but there is a need of high skill development to fill vacancies in companies that offer higher wage programmes. Private sector and training provider should join together for a win-win situation as private sectors will fill the vacant spaces with skilled workers and training providers will have a 100% placement,” he added.
GIZ-IS State Team Leader, Anil Bhandary gave the summary of Karnataka German Multi Skill Development Centre project and invited suggestions from the audience from various industries. Several suggestions were heard along with a suggestion to implement skill development programmes in renewable energy sector.
Karnataka German Technical Training Institute is set up by Karnataka German Multi Skill Development Centre (KGMSDC), a Society promoted by Government of India and Government of Karnataka with technical support of German International Services (GIZ-IS), under the societies act. KGMSDC society includes representatives from the Government with Chief Secretary as the President, Additional Chief Secretary as Vice President and Commissioner, Directorate of Employment and Training as Administrative Committee Secretary. In addition, it includes representatives of State Government & well known Industries. Under the administration of KGMSDC, five Karnataka German Technical Training Institutes are operating in Bangalore, Gulbarga, Belagavi, Hubli and Mangaluru respectively.
A world class training facility is established at these locations that possess International Training Standards with aim to fulfill the demand of skillful youth not only for the Nation but also for the world. KGTTI has been established in Mangaluru. At initial stage, until its own building is constructed, it will be rendering its services at Government Women’s ITI building 2″ Floor, Kadri Hills, Mangaluru. A portion of land around 2.5 acres belonging to Govt. ITI, Kadri Hills, Mangaluru will be allotted to KGTTI to build its own building as per KGMSDC guidelines.
In addition, to meet the increased demand for the short term & long term courses, well-equipped building along with separate hostel facilities shall be made available within the campus. In order to encourage youth towards skill development, Zilla Panchayat, District Industries Center, National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) and State Urban Livelihood Mission (SULM) offer short term courses at this center with free training facilities for eligible Candidates of all categories as per terms and conditions laid under the respective project.
• To provide broad based multidisciplinary quality oriented specialized training to the youth of low knowledge and skill in to highly skilled personnel, in alignment with the industry requirements across the globe.
• To improve the quality of teachers of technical institutes by providing suitable training.
• To empower the facilities of workers working in the industrial enterprises operating in the workforce and to provide many more facilities.
• To provide demand driven courses especially in the field of Life Sciences that improves the attitude and optimism in the youth.
• To guide & advice manufacturing enterprises in their service missions.
President of KCCI, Rammohan Pai Maroor, Director In-Charge of KGTTI, Giridhar Salian and others were also present.