INDIA: Don Bosco Tech Silchar unveils generator
Boscotech offers training in 6-month programs
(MissionNewswire) A generator manufactured by Zatti Productions from Don Bosco Tech Silchar (Boscotech) in India was unveiled by Father Paul O Lyngkot, provincial. The 63KVA generator Zatti Power is the first product from Zatti Productions.
Brother Regy Cherukunnel, director of Boscotech, said that the manufacturing process started a year ago with planning, scientific calculations, and advice from experts in the field. He added, “The 63KVA silent generator is ready for dispatch to the first buyer.”
Boscotech is a vocational training institute run by the Don Bosco Society to provide job skills primarily to youth who have dropped out of school. It was established in 2005, under the umbrella of Don Bosco Tech India, which has 130 vocational training institutes across India. The job-oriented training programs emphasize communication and life skills.
Boscotech offers training in six-month programs in computer hardware and networking, modern office management, financial accounting, general welding, tailoring and wiring. There are also short-term training programs conducted every two months in English language, basic computer and tally accounting. These short skill enhancement programs are for current students, employed and self-employed youth as well as others who want to improve their skills.
Access to professional training and workforce development services is highly valued in India. The country, which is home to 1.34 billion people (18 percent of the world’s population), will have overtaken China as the world’s most populous country by 2024, according to the World Economic Forum. While India has the world’s largest youth population, it has yet to capitalize on this, leaving some 30 percent of this population without employment, education or training.
India has the world’s fourth largest economy but more than 22 percent of the country lives in poverty. About 31 percent of the world’s multidimensionally poor children live in India, according to a report by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.
India’s youth face a lack of educational opportunities due to issues of caste, class and gender. Almost 44 percent of the workforce is illiterate and less than 10 percent of the working-age population has completed a secondary education. In addition, many secondary school graduates do not have the knowledge and skills to compete in today’s changing job market.
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