The story of Vikas V. Wadiwa is motivating.


Belonging to an economically weak family, Vikas Wadiwa hails from the rural of Banjaritola Maharashtra. Vikas tried hard to find a suitable job to support his family but due to his incomplete education and lack of skills, he couldn’t succeed. Soon, a mobilizer from Skill Development Centre met Vikas and counselled him about the Welding Technician training program at the Tiroda Centre supported by Adani, with the provision of food, accommodation facilities and most importantly, linkage to placement opportunities, Vikas could see a flicker of hope for the future.

His visit to the centre motivated him to join the training. In his counseling session, he was informed about the Welding sector, job profiles required to grow in the sector, scope and self-contracting business concepts. As more complex and after strategized Welding structures are gaining demand in the economy, the need for skilled Welder is also rising. Studies show that by 2020, more than 12 lakh trained Welders are required to meet the demands of the economy.

Assuring himself and his family, he enrolled himself for the three-months course where he also learnt basic English and Computer, how to present himself, write resumes along with theory and practical classes on simulator and welding workshop.

After completing the course, he secured a job of Service Technician, at a monthly salary of Rs 10,200/- per month with additional benefits.

“I am really thankful to ASDC, Tiroda for giving me this opportunity and our trainer Thawkar Sir for his all encouragement”.


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