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MCL inks MoU with CIPET for multi-skill training to peripheral youth

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has entered into an MoA with CIPET-Bhubaneswar for providing six-months residential training to the 24 youth from the operational areas of MCL under CSR

MCL inks MoU with CIPET for multi-skill training to peripheral youth

New Delhi: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a Miniratna coal PSU and a subsidiary company of Coal India Limited (CIL), has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with CIPET (Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology), Bhubaneswar for providing six-months residential training to the 24 youth from the operational areas of MCL under its CSR project ‘Handyman.’ The MoU has been jointly signed by MCL’s General Manager (CSR) and Dy Director (Head) of CIPET at MCL’s headquarters Sambalpur. This information has been shared by the Coal PSU in a tweet on Tuesday. 

According to MCL, this project is ideated on the premise that rural unemployed youth should be imparted self-employment-oriented multi-skill training, unlike the traditional training programs which are confined to imparting training in a single trade. To this objective, skills of electrical, mechanical, welding and agriculture equipment have been included in handyman training.

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In view of the increase in the usage of types of machinery in the agricultural sector in rural areas, candidates will be imparted basic skills of repair and maintenance of domestic and agricultural pumps, submersible pumps, agricultural tools, tractor driven equipment like tillage, plow, cultivation and sowing equipment. With them taking the position, a farmer need not go to the city to repair their agricultural tools. ‘Handyman’ will be his basic repair maintenance service provider available at his doorstep. Each candidate will be given a tool kit worth on completion of training. The total project cost is Rs 41 lakhs.

The project will create opportunities for the young workforce to acquire vocational skills in the most relevant fields consistent with the demand on the ground.

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