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Escorts Construction Equipment Limited Ties up with Construction Industry - Development Council to Provide Accredited Training Programs

Development Council to provide accredited training programs
New Delhi, March 11, 2008

Escorts Construction equipment Limited (ECEL), has recently collaborated with Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), established by the Planning Commission, to roll out skill upgrading programs for construction equipment operators and technicians.

Mr Kamal Bali, CEO & Executive Director, ECEL and Mr.P.R.Swaroop Director General from CIDC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect.Also present on the occasion was Mr. Rajeev Jain , Deputy Director CIDC. This Joint Certification Program is an initiative to address the growing demand for trained manpower in the infrastructure industry, which is witnessing tremendous growth and is expected to cross Rs. 40,000 crores by the year 2015.

ECEL will launch the CIDC accredited training programs all across the country in a phased manner. The first program is scheduled to be launched at Palwal for Crane Operator Training covering the operations , upkeep and maintenance of Cranes . In order to increase participation in the training program, ECEL is offering this service at a no profit and no loss basis and would not charge any fees for training. However a prescribed fee would be charge for select programs which meet the CIDC – Assam University criteria.

Elaborating on the collaboration, Mr Kamal Bali, CEO & Executive Director, ECEL said, “Increasing productivity with the use of skilled manpower is critical to the success of a manufacturing set up. Hence it is essential to provide specialized training to workers and technicians to ensure maximum productivity and improvement of process quality.