Volvo Construction Equipment India organized an operator training cum Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) certification program in India for wheel loader and excavator operators. Operators who completed the training received a certification from IESC which is aligned with the government’s Skill India initiative.
According to National Skill Development Corporation reports, Indian construction sector would require a workforce of 77 million by 2022. Indian will need strong workforce in the India’s booming Building, Construction and Real Estate sector. Out of the 24 sectors studied by NSDC, this sector will have the maximum incremental human resource requirement from 2013-2022.
As there is a huge need that the industry has to cater to, it is highly required to have manpower, proficient with excellent skills on technical abilities. The Volvo Construction Equipment is paying a special focus on the skill development of workforce by giving them better training and proper education. The company recently hosted a mega operator training program in Barbil, Odisha, India.
The four-day event from April 9 to 12, was a complete training and certification program for wheel loader and excavator operators in Barbil. The training was conducted to learn how to improve fuel efficiency and raise the machine productivity. Over 600 operators attended the training program, which raised awareness of machine safety, operation and maintenance to improve productivity.
Volvo Construction Equipment chose Barbil, a region with the largest deposit of iron ore and maganese ore in the world, as the training site because there are over 300 Volvo CE machines working in the region.
Shortage of talent in the construction centre is a long-term problem and will continue to push up project costs and risks. The education and training capacity offered by Volvo Construction equipment to meet the demand of the large percentage of unskilled workers in the Indian labour market. The education system is often not delivering the required number of specialists across project management, engineering, surveying, contract management and the skilled/semi-skilled labour. As a construction equipment manufacturer, skill-development training was given to workforce to support the Infrastructure industry.