Center of Excellence in Welding: CGSSC and Braithwaite (BCL) join forces

Kolkata: Capital Goods & Strategic Skill Council (CGSSC) in joint collaboration with Braithwaite (BCL) recognized and awarded a newly established ‘Center of Excellence’ in Welding in Kolkata for initiatives in skilling youths across India. This momentous occasion celebrates the outstanding initiatives undertaken across India for industry relevant skilling of the youths. 

Under the visionary leadership of Shri Yatish Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of Braithwaite & Co. Ltd., and the dynamic guidance of Ms. Shalini Singh, CEO of CGSSC, this joint effort has culminated in the successful conclusion of the Welding Training Certification Program. Held in accordance with the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY-4.0), a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), this program signifies a major step towards upskilling the first batch of workers from Braithwaite & Co. Limited, a prestigious institution under the Ministry of Railways.

The Welding Training Certification Program was ceremoniously awarded to all participating workers on September 5, 2023, at the Corporate Office in Kolkata. The event was marked by a dual celebration as it coincided with Teachers’ Day, and the best trainer certification was also bestowed upon a dedicated instructor, Mr. Prabir Kumar Ray. 

This momentous event witnessed participants from diverse backgrounds acquiring invaluable welding skills and prestigious certifications. These individuals had the unique opportunity to enhance their welding abilities through hands-on training, expertly guided by seasoned instructors. The comprehensive training program covered a wide spectrum of welding techniques, safety protocols, and industry-specific insights.

The overarching goal of this Skill Certification Scheme is to empower a substantial number of workers, both within the company and beyond, with industry-relevant skill training. This endeavor aims to facilitate improved livelihoods, enhanced efficiency, and elevated skills among the workforce.

The event was graced by the esteemed presence of Shri Yatish Kumar, Chairman & Managing Director of Braithwaite & Co. Limited, and Smt. Shalini Singh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Capital Goods Skill Council (CGSSC). The event also saw the participation of eminent personalities, including Shri Kalyan Kumar Coari, Director (Finance); Shri Salim G. Purushothaman, Director (Production); Shri R. P. Srivastava, Administrator, Welding Institute from BCL; Shri Sanjay Bhardwaj, Senior Vice President, CGSSC; Shri Vishal Dugar, Director, Oxyweld Engineers Pvt. Ltd., and several other senior officers.

This collaboration between BCL and CGSSC underscores their commitment to driving skill development, supporting employment opportunities, and promoting excellence in welding across India. Together, they have set a shining example of industry cooperation and dedication to building a skilled workforce for a brighter future.

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