Skill development


The Freudenberg Training Centre in Nagapattinam, India recently launched an electrician course as part of its training programme. The course aims to train young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and help them earn a sustainable livelihood.

Classes for the academic year 2016-17 have started for all courses. For the first time, 21 students have been enrolled for the electrician trade. The centre currently offers courses in welder, machinist, fitter, and mechanic motor vehicle. The curriculum involves industry-relevant vocational training along with life skills such as fluency in English and computer literacy. The duration of the training is two years. Minimum eligibility criteria include a pass certificate in Class X Board or equivalent and an age requirement of between 17-40 years.

400 students have graduated from the Freudenberg Training Centre with 90 per cent of those trained securing jobs immediately with various organisations including reputed corporate houses like TVS Motors, Renault-Nissan and Ashok Leyland among others. Freudenberg Group’s India businesses have also recruited many students.



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