The Coimbatore Builers And Contractors’ Association (CEBACA) plans a tie-up with the Construction Industry Development Council to train workers and engineers.
D. Sabtharishi, the newly-elected president of the association said that just 30% to 40% workers in Coimbatore are skilled.
The association plans to conduct one training every month each for the workers and engineers. The number of migrant workers in construction industry is on the rise and they constitute almost 60 % of the total workforce in the sector in Coimbatore.
“Skill development for students, site engineers and existing workers is a priority. The aim is to take steps so that in 10 years all workers in construction activity in Coimbatore will be trained,” he said. The plan is to involve other associations too for the project. The first training will be launched next month.
Another area of focus for the association will be M-Sand. River sand price is on the increase and M-Sand costs just half of that. However, awareness about M-Sand should improve among consumers and builders. The association will organise a meeting for this.
It will also take steps to ensure quality of M-Sand, bring in standards for it, and promote its use, he said. If there is continuous shortfall in rains, there will be problems in availability of river sand. Hence, use of alternatives should be promoted. As a social activity, the association plans to have motivational classes regularly for students in schools in rural areas.
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