GUWAHATI, July 18 - Skill, Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary handed over skill competency certificates and job offer letters to twenty trainees of a programme sponsored by the IOCL, at the Janata Bhawan here today.
Under the CSR initiative of Indian Oil Corporation, Guwahati Refinery, twenty trainees comprising six girls and fourteen boys, from economically marginalised section of the society, underwent a 5-month training programme on �Machine Operator - Plastic Injection Moulding� at the Plastic Waste Management Centre of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Guwahati. After completion of the course, all the students have been successfully placed along with free accommodation at two plastic manufacturing units at Aurangabad and Tarapur in Maharashtra.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Patowary said, �The government has a vision to tackle the unemployment issue, but government jobs alone cannot suffice. The only alternative arrangement lies in the areas of skill and industries.�
Patowary asked CIPET to conduct similar industry-oriented programmes which would be sponsored by the Assam Skill Development Mission. He asked the Commissioner and Secretary of the Skill Department to start the training programmes on a mission mode. �Skill Department assists in providing finance, building and infrastructure and CIPET will extend faculty, tools and market linkages for conducting such training programmes,� he mentioned.
The Minister congratulated CIPET on successfully conducting the course and offering 100 per cent job placement to the trainees. He also lauded the CSR activity of IOCL in financially sustaining twenty trainees and their respective families.
Congratulating the trainees, Minister Patowary asked them to aim high and excel in their skills and area of practice. �Many plastic-related manufacturing units have come up in Assam. In future these very trainees with their expertise and experience can get better opportunities in their hometowns and can be future master trainers as well,� he added.
Jogen Barpujari, Executive Director of IOCL said, �IOCL has a long sustained commitment for society, for which it has been extending sponsored programmes in areas like hotel management, pisciculture, nursing, etc.� He called upon the students to upgrade their skill to scale new heights. �Once a technical person is employed, there can be no looking back,� said Barpujari.
Director of CIPET, KJ Ghai informed that there is a demand for 5 lakh jobs per annum in the plastic industry in states like Maharashtra and Gujarat. He said the training programme included plastic processing, moulding and recycling and the trainees have acquired the expertise to create plastic products.