Addressing presspersons here after the distribution ofcertificates to the second batch of students of the Dalmia Institute of Construction here on Monday, Mr. Venkatesan said that the institute, started as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, has proved its mettle, through its six-month certificate course in the last two batches.Placement to the trainees was guaranteed and all the trainees had been recruited as ‘Quantity Surveyors’ and ‘Site Supervisors’ by various design and construction organisations.
He said that based on its success in Tiruchi, Dalmia Cement has planned to start a similar institute in Coimbatore. It has also been planned to impart training to 100 persons every year through each institute.He attributed the immediate placement prospects for the trainees to the serious scarcity of skilled supervisors or workers in construction industry.Intensive training including practical sessions at construction sites; training on spoken English and conversational Hindi have proved an added advantage for the trainees.
He said that the new batch would undergo the free training from September. Candidates who had completed the polytechnic or Plus Two course would be eligible for admission. Preference would be given for women candidates.On the company’s new projects, Mr. Venkatesan said that its new plant at Ariyalur, with a production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, would be readied within a couple of months.
The Assistant Executive Director (Marketing) Antony Joseph, said that practical sessions helped the trainees understand the proper use of construction materials.The Executive Director, Dalmiapuram Unit, J. V. Gungune was among those who were present.Three trainees, in their feed-back, spoke on the advantages of the certificate programme which created a sense of confidence in them in material and manpower management.