Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gujarat - 18th June 2016
Essar Foundation recently supported the setting up of iLabss - an interactive, digital learning lab to aid the development of soft skills of the students of ITI Khambhaliya. The lab was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Govt. of Gujarat, Smt. Vasuben Trivedi. In her address to the students, she emphasised the importance of skill development for young India and the improvement of soft skills for the industry-ready professionals.
This lab is the first of its kind in the district, and will provide a platform for ITI students to improve their spoken and written English, as well as their presentation skills. Through a well-designed course, iLabss will provide an interactive package to the student to develop not only language skills but also public speaking and presentation, leadership skills, and team work. This will enhance the employment prospects of 450 ITI students, annually.
The event was also graced by senior officials from the government - Murubhai Bera, Chairperson, Gujarat Rural Housing Construction Board, Meghjibhai Kanjaria, Chairperson, Sardar Patel Co-operative Water irrigation scheme, H.K Patel, District Collector of Devbhumi Dwarka, and senior officials of Essar including C Manoharan, Director, Refinery, Ramesh Kumar, Managing Director, EPGL and K.B Makadia, Head VPCL.
This initiative resonates with the national drive of “Skill India”, and is an important step forward in Gatisheel Gujarat (A Gujarat government mission of implementing 251 development programmes within a timeline of 151 days).
ILabss is a venture set to propel career prospects of more than 450 ITI students annually.