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German NGO lends a helping hand for skill development

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | R. VALAYAPATHY
Published Oct 27, 2019, 2:09 am IST
Updated Oct 27, 2019, 2:09 am IST
Ten of those trees marked the Freudenberg Training Centre’s tenth year anniversary.
Addressing the tenth anniversary of the ‘Freudenberg Training Centre’ in Nagapattinam on Thursday, Mr. Graf also informed that in the lead-up to the ten-year-anniversary celebration, the team at the training centre planted 170 trees to mark the Freudenberg Group's 170-year anniversary. (Representational image)
 Addressing the tenth anniversary of the ‘Freudenberg Training Centre’ in Nagapattinam on Thursday, Mr. Graf also informed that in the lead-up to the ten-year-anniversary celebration, the team at the training centre planted 170 trees to mark the Freudenberg Group's 170-year anniversary. (Representational image)

NAGAPATTINAM: “Skill development is essential as part of the drive to build on India’s socio-economic infrastructure. Bridging the critical gap between manpower availability and employability is important to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities”, according to Mr. Georg Graf, regional representative, Freudenberg Regional Corporate Centre, India & Trustee Freudenberg Training Centre, Nagapattinam.  

Addressing the tenth anniversary of the ‘Freudenberg Training Centre’ in Nagapattinam on Thursday, Mr. Graf also informed that in the lead-up to the ten-year-anniversary celebration, the team at the training centre planted 170 trees to mark the Freudenberg Group's 170-year anniversary.

 

Ten of those trees marked the Freudenberg Training Centre’s tenth year anniversary.

Releasing the booklet on the training centre Mr. Graf said in the wake of the devastating Tsunami in December 2004, they had built a Training Centre in Nagapattinam . It officially opened in 2009 with a vision to provide career and skills-oriented vocational training to young people.

So far, over 700 young people have received professional training to start off their careers as welders, fitters, machinists, mechanic (motor vehicle) and electricians, he added.  

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tilman Krauch, member of the Freudenberg Board of Management and Chief Technology Officer said, Freudenberg” is opening up opportunities for young people with the excellent training in Nagapattinam, while also helping India´s economy".

Mr Graf also pointed out that it is a beacon for the ‘Make in India’ national program designed to foster innovation, enhance skills development and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure in the country.  

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