Schwing Stetter India, one of the larger manufacturers of concreting, construction and mining equipment, today kicked off its first Operator Skill Training Program at the Global Manufacturing Hub in Cheyyar, Chennai.
The one-month extensive course, which is accredited by IESC and affiliated to NSDC, has 53 students comprising two batches. These students will be trained in operating three key products: boom pumps,self-loading concrete mixers, and excavators.
Schwing Stetter inaugurated its largest facility in Tamil Nadu – the Global Manufacturing Hub – in February 2021. The state-of-the-art integrated facility comprising 50,000 square metres of built up area, will manufacture concrete boom pumps, stationary pumps, self-loading mixers, shotcrete pumps, excavators, wheel loaders and motor graders. The facility also houses a Centre of Excellence for training individuals in concreting products. The CoE has partnered with the IESC Skill Council and includes a state-of-the-art, training centre that will provide skilling to the youth across nearby districts.
Schwing Stetter has committed to skill and train 10,000 men and women across nearby districts to make them employable. This training program will empower individuals with the right way to approach heavy machinery and become highly skilled operators.
After training and certification through this program, the candidates can look for a rewarding career in verticals such as Infrastructure , Construction and Ready mix Concrete producing companies. Schwing Stetter will be sharing the resumes of passed out candidates to these companies for prospective job opportunities.
Speaking about the necessity for such training programs, V G Sakthikumar, Managing Director of Schwing Stetter India, said, “Over the past 20 years, we have successfully trained close to 14,000 individuals in handling concreting machinery. At our new facility, our focus has been on providing modernised training and empowering local residents at Cheyyar and nearby districts. Our goal to train 10,000 individuals is ambitious, which is definitely possible over the coming years."
He added, "Considering how severely the pandemic has hit us, a career which provides opportunity for sustained income is a boon for the students. Moreover, Schwing considers this as a responsibility to train men and women who are highly skilled to operate heavy and sophisticated equipment across concreting and construction industries.”