Apprenticeship Awareness Programme at St Aloysius ITI
Mangaluru : An apprenticeship awareness programme was conducted for the benefit of the students on 15th October 2019 at St Aloysius I.T.I Auditorium. The programme commenced with a prayer song by Sewing Technology students. Later Roshan D’souza, principal welcomed the resource person Giridhar Salian- Principal, Govt ITI, Kadri hills-Mangaluru. Rev Fr Cyril D’mello SJ- Director and Alwyn Menezes- Vice Principal were present on the dais.
Fr Cyril D’mello, Director addressing the gathering said that the programme would be useful and students should make use of the opportunity for the better future. Giridhar Salian, the resource person spoke about the benefits of the apprenticeship scheme. Detailing on the benefits of apprenticeship scheme he said, “After the one or two year ITI course which the industrial training institutes provide, the certificate which the students get is the NTC(National Trade Certificate) which has a value in industries. These ITI pass outs are considered as semi skilled technicians. To become fully skilled technicians, the students should join any industry as apprentices where they will gain experience by working in actual industrial environment. They will also be given monthly stipend. According to the Apprenticeship Act 1961, any industry which has minimum six workers , should compulsorily take apprentices for training”.
He further said, “The industries need skilled workers, hence industries provide on job training called apprenticeship. Here the trainees learn the skill. At the end of the training, examinations will be conducted in theory and practical subjects, where the theory is an online exam and the practical will be conducted in the industry itself. After the successful completion of apprenticeship training, NAC (National apprenticeship Certificate) will be provided. A trainee with NTC & NAC certificates is considered equivalent to a diploma holder”. He explained the procedures of the registration for apprenticeship in www.apprenticeshipindia.org. He also said that these programmes are for the benefit of students, by making right decisions and possessing good attitude one can reach to higher altitudes.
Noel Lobo, Training Officer conducted the programme.