Sri City, India (Urban Transport News): With an aim to widen employment opportunities for the youth of Andhra Pradesh, Alstom has started training of the first batch of Young Diploma engineers, in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). Under the SKILL AP initiative by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, this program will upskill 30 diploma engineers from across the state and make them industry-ready, at the APSSDC training center in Sricity.
Launch of the pilot batch started exclusively for Alstom, was attended by Anantha Ramu IAS, Spl Chief Secretary Department of Skill Development center, KV Chakradhar Babu IAS, Collector & District Magistrate Nellore District, Challa Madusudhan Reddy, Chairman APSSDC, Arja Srikanth IRTS, MD & CEO APSSDC and Vijay Subramanian, Site MD-Alstom Sri City. The officials also visited Alstom’s Sricity facility to know about the factory operations and understand more about the training module.
“Alstom’s Sricity factory is a state-of-the-art rolling stock manufacturing facility for us in the Asia-Pacific region, where technically advanced metro trainsets are being developed for Indian and international customers. We applaud APSSDC’s efforts in curating this program, and are happy to onboard some of these young minds”, said Alain SPOHR, Managing Director, India & South Asia, Alstom.
The 45-day training program will include classroom trainings on Technical skills, Employee health & Safety (EHS), Quality fundamentals, Railway safety, as well as an introduction to Alstom’s operations. In addition, the trainees will attend several sessions on improving interpersonal & communication skills, time management, and personality development, delivered by APSSDC trainers. This will be followed by an ‘on-the-job’ training on the shop floor for a period of one month. Post this, the participants will be assessed, and suitable ones will be shortlisted for a job opportunity at Alstom. The company is also looking forward to engaging with 50 more diploma engineers through this program by March 2021.