Today's Paper Archive Classifieds Subscriptions RSS Feeds Site Map ePaper Mobile Apps Social
SEARCH

Making masons out of coolies

Share  ·   print   ·  
Ready for work: TTD Chief Engineer V.S.B. Koteswara Rao presenting certificate and tool kit to a qualified maistry in Tirupati on Saturday.
Ready for work: TTD Chief Engineer V.S.B. Koteswara Rao presenting certificate and tool kit to a qualified maistry in Tirupati on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

NAC course offers both theoretical and practical training

Training covers plumbing, painting, etc.

Six regional centres, 100 training centres set up

TIRUPATI: By providing quality training, the National Academy of Construction (NAC) is seeking to convert unlettered or semi-literate coolies into qualified maistries, so that they can eke out a decent living in the clamorous construction industry.

With six regional centres and 100 training centres, the Academy provides training through tailor-made courses in General works supervision, masonry, fabrication, plumbing, painting, electrical work, etc.

Placement

The Chittoor and Madanapalle centres, run with the support of DRDA, have converted 256 of the 352 trainee coolies into maistries who have also been successfully provided employment.At the closing ceremony of the five-day training programme conducted in association with UltraTech at the Youth Hostel here on Saturday, the speakers and trainers revisited interesting aspects of the training sessions like reading drawing plans, field marking, slump tests, identifying the quality of gravel, cement and bricks and so on.

An informative and relevant PowerPoint presentation on the themes covered was also made for the participants. Both theoretical and practical sessions were held as part of the training sessions. TTD’s Chief Engineer V.S.B. Koteswara Rao, who took part as the chief guest of the event, gave away the NAC certificates to the qualified maistries and also tool kits sponsored by UltraTech. K. Sundar Ram, Assistant Director of NAC in Chittoor presided over the programme.


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in ANDHRA PRADESH

Kangaroo court orders villagers to shun family

Tension prevailed at Amirpur Begawala in Bijnore district after a kangaroo court on Tuesday ordered villagers to shun a family for giving... »