Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: The Tiruchi District Tiny and Small Scale Industries’ Association (TIDITSSIA) has decided to take the help of Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) for offering management training free of cost to 100 existing and prospective entrepreneurs to infuse professionalism in running industrial units .

The TREC-STEP (Tiruchi Regional Engineering College Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park) would facilitate the two-day training during mid-November with World Bank aid, said the TIDITSSIA president S. Sridharan.

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Twenty-eight entrepreneurs who forayed recently into garment manufacture under the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development (STED) programme supported by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, would gain from the training programme along with 22 entrepreneurs identified by the association for starting machining shop units as ancillaries to the BHEL.

The training, the first by TIDITSSIA in association with BIM, would be in two parts: one for the existing entrepreneurs and another for 50 prospective entrepreneurs, said Mr. Sridharan, who is also member of the governing body of TREC-STEP.


Aimed at enhancing profitability of entrepreneurs, the training would focus on building better customer relationship, waste minimisation, inventory management and reducing time cycle of product delivery.

The garment manufacturers are six months into taking up sub-contracting works of the home furnishing industries based in Karur. The training is expected to empower them to take crucial decisions that have a bearing on productivity.

Likewise, equipment has already been procured for the 22 machining shop units and the BHEL has inspected the units. The training would stand these entrepreneurs, who would begin getting the work orders shortly, in good stead to perform well, said Mr. Sridharan.

The fifty prospective entrepreneurs would be identified from among the members of the Women Entrepreneurs’ Association of Tamil Nadu, he said.

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