Kalinganagar : Fourteen youths of Kalinganagar area in Jajpur district in Odisha have got jobs following the 45-day training on bar bending at PARFI (PanIIT Alumni Reach For India) Training Centre at Bangala near Duburi. Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO) has offered them jobs at one of their ongoing projects as skilled bar-bending workers. Tata Steel selected the youths from Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities for the training as per the requirement of JUSCO. These youths were sent to the Training Centre of PARFI, a partner organization of Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS).
The 45-day training not only imparted technical skills of bar bending to the candidates but also equipped them with discipline, behaviour and safety skills at work sites. As it was a residential training, all candidates stayed together at the Training Centre and the days were full of activities from dawn to dusk. Every morning they attended exercise and yoga and in the afternoon played volleyball. The training included both theory and practical sessions.
About the training and his placement, Turi Purty, a youth of Bhalukantia village, says, “I had nothing to do after matriculation. I wanted to earn money so I desperately looked for some job. But without any skill, the wage given is very less. When I came to know about this training from an official of TSRDS, I immediately realised that I shouldn’t miss this and within a couple of days I was at the Training Centre at Bangala. The training was very good. The days were full of activities. All the candidates lived together and it was a memorable experience. We knew we would be given placement after the completion of the training. So we learnt the skills with dedication. I am happy that I have started working and am thankful to Tata Steel for making this happen.” Meanwhile, the second batch of 11 youth, who have been sent to the Centre, are undergoing training. After completion of their training, they would also be given placement by JUSCO at the same project.
To provide source of livelihood to unemployed youths of Kalinganagar, Tata Steel sends them for skill development trainings to reputed institutes. Some of the prominent institutes are Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Bhubaneswar, Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd, Jaraka, PARFI Training Centre, Bangala, Hi-Tech Medical Institute, Bhubaneswar, and Viswass School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar.
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