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An induction training program for North East region

An induction program for all the team members of the North - East region was organized on August 21-22, 2019 at Don Bosco Tech (Shillong).  The Trainers, Mobilizers, State Coordinators and Regional Managers invited to attend the training so that they can be aligned with the processes and systems of Don Bosco Tech. The training started with a welcome speech from Ms. Grecia Blah (State Coordinator, Meghalaya) welcoming all the participants to the training program. The short speech and prayer were given by Fr. Cyril Tirkey (Province In-charge, Shillong Province) which was followed by the introduction round by all the team members from Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur. The main objective of the training was to make the team aware of Don Bosco Tech, its interventions, and the process of empowerment.

After the self-introduction, the first session was taken by Mr. Kunal Shaw (Regional Manager, Don Bosco Tech) introducing about Don Bosco Tech Society, the purpose, mission, vision, goal and guiding principles. He further discussed the way forward, the commitment of the organization and the robust quality assurance mechanism. The second session was on the process of implementing the short term skill training program i.e. Bosco Academy for Skill and Employment (BASE) of Don Bosco Tech approach starting from the Pre-Implementation, Implementation stage which was taken by Miss. Grecia. She explained the process steps from mobilization, induction, classroom training, placement and other activities conducted during the program. The last process of BASE which is the Post-Implementation was taken over by Miss Rhiedolcy Diengdoh (State Placement Coordinator, Meghalaya), whereby she explained about the batch review, placement tracking, survey, project evaluation, and social audit. The third session was taken by Mr. Arif Ahmed (Regional Manager, Don Bosco Tech) on National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) explaining that it acts as the catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies, and organizations that provide skill training and one of its partners is Don Bosco Tech. He further explained the Sector Skill Council (SSC), which is one of the pillars of NSDC’s that play a vital role in bridging the gap between the industry demands and the skilling requirements.

The fourth session was taken by Miss Navidita (Regional Manager, Don Bosco Tech), where she discussed the Qualification Pack, National Occupational Standard and National Skill Qualifications Framework.  The last session on Assessment and Certification was taken by Mr. Kunal Shaw which was ended by Q & A session.

On the second day, the training was started with a recap of the first day and followed by the session from Mr Kishor Dass (Regional Manager, Don Bosco Tech) on project deliverables of Support Human Capital Development of Meghalaya (SHCDM) project. He thoroughly explained the project, the current status and how to move forward with the new strategic plan of action. He further explained the action plan for the mobilizers¬. He shared some hints and tips as well as enriching them with various life lessons needed to sustain them as they go out into an unfamiliar environment. The next session was on BOONFACE has taken over by Miss Niveditha followed by placement strategic plan by Miss Rhiedolcy and lastly the feedback session.

With this kind of training, all the team members had a good chance to learn about the various process that takes place within the organization. The session was an overall successful one because it gave a sort of exposure to all the team and helped in broadening the mindset. The training program was ended thusly with a note of thanks from Miss Rhiedolcy.