Stainless steel fabrication training program organised in Asansol under Skill India initiative at Industrial Training Institute

Jindal Stainless facilitates 3-day workshop for hands-on training to local fabricators

February 11, 2021, Asansol: Jindal Stainless, India’s largest stainless steel producer, organised a 3-day stainless steel fabrication training program at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Ramakrishna Mission, Asansol. The Company facilitated the workshop in association with the training partner, Peerless Skill Academy. Asansol’s economic belt is mainly driven by industries including steel, coal and Railways that call for skilled fabricators. Boosting the government’s Skill India initiative, the workshop was aimed at improving the skill set of fabricators in the domain of stainless steel and creating a pool of certified fabricators who are industry-ready. Thus, bridging the gap between industry demand and skill ecosystem. The 3-day workshop will be attended by nearly 30 trainees and will be accorded with professional accreditation from the National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and the Capital Goods Skill Council (CGSC).  Jindal Stainless periodically organises such training workshops to facilitate growth and catalyse a self-sustainable ecosystem for the stainless steel industry. 

The training program was inaugurated on February 9 in the presence of several dignitaries including Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Asansol, Swami Somatmananda; Chairman ADDA & MLA (Asansol South), Mr Tapas Banerjee; Head of Marketing, Peerless Skill Academy, Mr Maitra Basu; CEO, SAIL-ISP, Burnpur, Mr A V Kamlakar; CEO, Sail Rites Wagon Industry Pvt. Ltd., Mr K C Sekhar; Whole Time Director, India Power Corporation Limited, Mr Somesh Dasgupta, and Managing Director, Rudra Motors, Mr Dipak Rudra. This was followed by an industry interaction session on the second day with senior officials from several companies from the region, such as Coal India, India Power, Linkers India, Maithan Alloys Ltd., RITES Ltd., Gainwell India, etc. The officials shared valuable inputs regarding the fabrication process and discussed various avenues of stainless steel applications in the region. 

Commenting on this development, Sales Head (East Zone), Jindal Stainless, Mr Pankaj Agarwal said, “Asansol is an important industrial centre in eastern India where infrastructure development is fast-paced. The demand for stainless steel is growing at 6-7% CAGR in this region and we require a supportive ecosystem to cater to this demand. Fabrication and welding of stainless steel requires special expertise and training. We are committed to imparting technical assistance and training to ensure that more fabricators are industry-ready in the region. Moreover, training also enhances employment opportunities for local fabricators and augments the overall quality of fabrication for the end-consumers. Under the ‘Stainless Academy’, Jindal Stainless has successfully trained over 10,000 fabricators till date across India.” 

4 special stainless steel showcase vans made by Jindal Stainless, under its ‘Stainless Academy’ initiative, traverse the country for imparting training and introducing the fabricators to various possibilities for stainless steel applications. These training programs are organised under the aegis of the government of India’s Skill India and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) initiatives. As a part of these programs, the fabricators are given a 3-day stainless steel fabrication training by an NSDC-approved training partner. Post completion of the program, the Capital Goods Skill Council assesses all participants, and the successful candidates are given a nationally-recognised certificate.