BOAT and DTE in collaboration with Sahyadri organize an Apprenticeship Fair
Mangaluru: Board of Apprenticeship Training (SR), Chennai & Directorate of Technical Education, Bengaluru in collaboration with Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management organized an Apprenticeship Fair for Engineering Graduates/Diploma/General Graduates in Sahyadri Campus which saw Eight Hundred students of Karnataka & 27 companies participated in the BOAT Job Fair. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Director, BOAT; Mohamed Ansar, Joint Director, Directorate of Technical Education, Bengaluru were the guests for the Inaugural Ceremony along with Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation.
Manjunath Bhandary, while addressing the gathering urged the students to develop interest, commitment, involvement & discipline in the job they are assigned. He also emphasized the growing need for SMART Skills and encouraged them to work on it. He appreciated the Government of India for providing opportunities to students through Apprenticeship Training. He stressed the importance of the initial 3 to 5 years in building a strong foundation through learning. He brought to light the recent trend in the downfall of students opting for mechanical engineering & how this would impact the core mechanical based companies.
Suresh Kumar shared the process of registering under BOAT. He also mentioned that Karnataka ranks 3rd in India for Apprentice training. He highlighted that the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme in India is a one year programme equipping technically qualified youth with practical knowledge and skills required in their field of work. The Apprentices are imparted training by the organizations at their place of work. During the period of apprenticeship, the apprentices are paid a stipend amount, 50% of which is reimbursable to the employer from the Government of India. He mentioned that the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme is one of the flagship programmes of Government of India for Skilling Indian Youth.
Mohamed Ansar, Joint Director, DTE spoke on how best we can initiate IT industries for Apprenticeship. Mechanical companies are more into apprenticeship & we have to focus more on getting the IT companies for Apprenticeship that would help the Software Engineers to get into a company.
Rajesh GS, DGM of System Control Technology Solutions spoke about how houses are converted into rented offices for engineering development & how companies focus on developing their own product.
Kiran Deshpande, Kirloskar Toyota Textile Machinery, addressed the problem as to how the present generation looks for an easy job. He spoke about how important are the first 3 to 5 years to build a foundation through learning.