ST ALOYSIUS INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE, MANGALORE-575003
Industrial training Institutes offer play a very important role in forming the technical workforce which is a backbone of any industry. Hence, there are number of excellent job opportunities to the technically skilful persons. Government of India’s ‘Skill India’ initiative also has given extra edge to the ITIs. As per various studies, the unemployment problem which is prevalent in India is not because there are no vacancies, it is simply because education given is not in-line with the requirements of the industry. ITIs play a very important role in bridging this gap. St Aloysius ITI is considered one of the best ITIs in the field of technical education. It has collaboration with number of industries like Hyundai Motors, TATA Motors, Jaquar, etc. As a result, youth here are trained in-line with industrial requirements which makes them highly competitive and enhances their employability significantly. But, public in general has no proper awareness about the industrial training institutes.To make the youth aware of the career opportunities available in ITIs, an initiative “ITI Darshan” has been taken up by St Aloysius ITI. This initiative is planned as a part of 450th birth anniversary celebration of St Aloysius Gonzaga, patron of the institution. Every Saturday, students of various high schools will be visiting the institution and get the information which would enable them to take an informed decision regarding their career.
‘ITI Darshan’ was inaugurated on 15th December, 2018. The Chief Guest Rev Fr Ravi Santhosh Kamath SJ inaugurated the initiative. Students of Government High School, carstreet; St Aloysius High School; and Pompei High School, Urwa participated in the programme. Addressing the students the Chief Guest said, “You are the future of our nation. You are the flowers in this beautiful garden called earth. You should blossom and make this earth a beautiful place complete with equality and love”. Mr Roshan Dsouza-Training Officer extended a cordial welcome to every one on behalf of the institution. Mr Wilson N- Junior Training Officer conducted the prayer. Rev Fr Melwin Lobo SJ- Director of the institution welcomed the students and said, “You learn a lot in the school by listening to teachers. Much more can be learnt by seeing. You are here today to learn about the bright career opportunities available to you through ITI education. The purpose of this programme is to make you aware of the opportunities so that you would be able to make a right choice for your
career”. Mr Vincent Mendonsa-Principal and Mr Alwyn Menezes- Vice Principal were present. Mr Robin Vas- Junior Training Officer compeered the inauguration programme.
After the inauguration programme, students visited various trade workshops. Staff and students of the institution introduced them to the training methodology and various machines/equipments used in the different workshops. Visiting students got the first hand experience of the work culture and gathered lot of information. The institution intends to continue this programme till January, 2019. The high schools interested to take advantage of this initiative are requested to get in touch with the institution at the earliest.