CRADLE TO CAREER
A Memorable day in Service for RCB - Skill Development Program
A VOCATIONAL SERVICE COMMITTEE INITIATIVE
How it began:
The Committee successfully lead by Director Rtn. Raghunathan and his able chairs & co chairs initiated the Skill Development Program. Rtn Sukumaran took it forward by exploring the possibility of partnering with Karnataka German Technical Training Institute (KGTTI) which comes under Karnataka German Multi Skill Development Centre (KGMSDC), a Society promoted by Government of India and Government of Karnataka with technical support of German International Service (GIZ-IS). The primary mission of KGTTI is to provide broad based multidisciplinary world-class short-term training programs as well as customised training programs in various technical fields.
The thought was to implement this effort beginning in-house search for Talent Instead of looking out for them outside. Rtn. Sukumaran's strong recommendation was “Cradle to Career” theme and to pick the candidates through RCB’s 108 Happy Schools, 108 Anganwadi Schools and Nagadevanahalli Vidyalaya for training. This may take some time as the students from our schools are under 18.
The Launch of the Program:
On March 24, at KGTTI campus, Vocational Service Committee Rotarian members in good number were present along with President Rtn. Vivek Prabhu. They were welcomed by Mr. Sunil Nair, Director, KGTTI and his team at their centre. The program was inaugurated by him and President Rtn. Vivek Prabhu, in the presence of the first batch of twenty candidates selected from other sources with due diligence from RCB & KGTTI. Mr. Sunil Nair put forth his thoughts,“RCB’s forthcoming attitude of ‘Service above Self’ which is a factor to create a turning point in a trainee’s life and the KGTTI program is a sustainable development program which helps in making the lives better for the chosen candidates. In the coming days KGTTI will look forward to a systematic expansion of this program to other streams including other centres of KGTTI to reach the maximum number of recipients.” Similarly, Rtns. Sukumaran, Arjun Menda and President Vivek Prabhu stressed the importance of such training which helped them to take their industries to a higher level that they enjoy today.This should be a motivation to build the future of the candidates. The Rotarians were then taken around the very impressive and well equipped centre for various vocations.
Evaluation of the first batch of candidates has been very systematic in identifying the potential.The expenses are estimated to be Rs.5200/= per student. This program too will have to identify sponsors who will bear 40% of the cost. The training program which is non-residential runs for three months with 100% placement offer. This will be a Pilot Project; the feedback will be given and if successful the project could be continued.
KGTI has five centres in Karnataka- Bangalore, Kalaburgi (Gulbarga), Mangalore, Belgavi and Hubli, wherein they offer broad-based multidisciplinary world class short term and customised training programs
Rtn. Vanita Singh
March 26, 2019