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Skill Building Initiative

The Indian gypsum industry is developing fast, and this fast pace of growth is leading to an increased demand for skilled manpower in the industry. Gyproc India has identified this as an important concern and is working towards bridging the gap between in this need and the current availability of skilled human resources, by conducting a basic training course in Drywall & False Ceiling for fresh labour coming into the industry. Gyproc India, in close collaboration with Dr. K.L Garg Vocational Training Institute, has commenced this initiative through a learning centre in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, which is the hub for most of the current tradesmen in Indian gypsum industry. The aim of the training program is to provide skill training to fresh candidates and to help the attendees take up employment in the fast-growing gypsum-based construction industry. The program comprises of 21 days of detailed training sessions for Gypsum False Ceiling and Drywall installation, with a mix of theory and practical sessions. Each batch has 30 students. Sustainability refers to using resources wisely to satisfy present needs without disturbing our future requirements.

The program curriculum covers

  • False Ceilings
  • Drywall Installation
  • Safety Parameters
  • Modern Tool Knowledge

Recognition for our trade by the Government of India

We are pleased to inform you that our trade has finally been recognized by the Government of India. The course module on “Drywall and False Ceiling” has been approved by the DGET (Director General of Employment and Training), which is under Ministry of Labour and Employment. It is a course under MES (Modular Employable Skills) as part of the Construction Sector.

A parallel initiative has also been implemented for on-site training. On-ground training is imparted to manpower working on project sites to train them during project implementation. This ensures that best practices are learnt on the site itself. The learning and development of such individuals shall lead to empowered tradesmen in days to come.

Course Name: Assistant Technician Drywall and False Ceiling – Sr. No 272 – MES Code - CON 702 was uploaded on 11th Sep 2014.

Benefits for this approval

  • This has been categorized under A grade, looking at the training cost and type of job
  • This can now be run by all the VTP’s (Vocational Training Providers)
  • The Institute can charge Rs.27.50 per hour / student
  • This course is devised for 500 hours and hence the institute will get Rs.13,500/- per student
  • This can be run across India

This recognition is a great boost to our industry and will help us generate skilled manpower. This recognition is also a great example of teamwork between Gyproc and you (our High Rise Club members), whose representation and support made this recognition possible.