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DINDIGUL: Even as multinational and IT companies have been recruiting young engineers and technocrats from college campuses, manufacturing companies in Chennai too are hunting for villagers to fortify their workforce through skill training activities.
TI Metal Forming, a unit of Tube Investments of India Limited, Chennai, came down to Thambithottam Higher Secondary School, Gandhigram, on Sunday to youth holding SSLC or HSC certificates. Now, the company wants minimum 50 persons for apprentice training.
The school administration has shouldered the responsibility to mobilise eligible youth, who completed school education two years ago, from various schools for a written test and an interview.
After interview, they would be directly recruited as apprentice trainee, said V. Kanniappan, Manager (Human Resources) of the company. “Normally, the company prefers former students of this school only. But this year, we relaxed the rules and prepared to recruit youth studied in other nearby rural schools.” The stipend during training would be Rs.3,210 in the first year and Rs.3,510 in the second year.
The company would bear their expenses for purchase of shoes and uniform. The company, in association with Murugappa Polytechnic College, will get certificate on training skills Trainees who perform well would be inducted into company, he said.
This is a great opportunity for rural youth, mostly less qualified and unskilled and those who could not go for higher studies owing to financial crisis.
After training, many youth did not prefer to join the company and opt for higher studies including diploma courses with the savings from stipend during training period, said V. Elangovan, programme coordinator and teacher of the school.
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