Jaquar Group aims to train over 10,000 more plumbers by 2020
Supports the government’s Skill India initiative by training, skill development and empowerment of trained labour
Jaquar Group announced its continued support to the government’s Skill India initiative on World Youth Skill Day. As part of the Group’s existing plumber training and customer service initiative, 63,000 plumbers have been trained through PAD (Plumber Associated with Dealers) and 2,000 unskilled personnel have been trained through Jaquar Group skill development centres.
Currently, 17 skill development centres are operational while 20 are under construction at various stages. These specialised training centres have been set up in partnerships with Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), Art of Living and National Skill Development Centres (NSDC) across India.
As part of the partnership with Art of Living, the Group has set new benchmarks for skill trainings by setting up centres within jails (3 functional and 4 in the pipeline).
These skill training centres offer an opportunity to unemployed youth in gaining specialised skill sets and create a lively hood for themselves. They also train skilled plumbers that are a part of the Group’s customer service team on regular developments in the bath fittings industry with respect to new products, trends and plumbing techniques.
Rajesh Mehra, promoter & director, Jaquar Group, said, “As a leader in the bathroom category, we believe it is our responsibility to address the shortage of skilled plumbers in India and offer quality training and employment opportunities to unskilled youth.”
“Skill development is an important initiative driven by the government and we believe that this programme not only helps the plumbers generate livelihood but also supports the Skill India initiative," he added.
As part of the programme, individuals are imparted the skills of a trained plumber through on ground teaching and execution of mock instances. The trainings are in 80-20 concept; 20% of theory & 80% of practical. It encompasses teaching on safety measures and fittings of high-tech bathing fittings including showers and wellness products.