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 has been working towards bridging the gap between the need and the current availability of skilled human resources, by conducting 03 month’s residential skill training programs for fresh manpower coming into the industry in the Govt of India recognized trade ‘False-Ceiling & Drywall Installer’.
Residential Skill Schools
1st Residential Skill Training School at Dr. K.L. Garg Vocational Training Institute, Lucknow inaugurated on 22 Aug 2013.
2nd Residential Skill Training School at National Academy of Construction, Hyderabad inaugurated on 03 Sep 2015.
3rd Residential Skill Training School at GMRVF, Hyderabad inaugurated on 04 Sep 2015.
4th Residential Skill Training School at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Skill Training Institute inaugurated on 01 April 2017.
5th Residential Skill Training School Institute at ITI Aara, Jashpur Chattisgarh inaugurated on 14 Nov 2017.
6th Residential Skill Training School at ASMACS Skill Training Institute , Khandasahi, Cuttack inaugurated on 20 Feb 2019
7th Residential Skill Training School at Kanpur, inaugurated on 14th Feb 2020
Key points of Residential Skill
Employability of persons due
to skill training
School drops outs / BPL / EWS category
persons have started earning in the
range of Rs. 9,000/- to Rs.25,000/- pm
The course has also been made
compliant to National Occupation
Audio-video mode of training helps
the manpower in quick
understanding of techniques
100% placement assistance to
Residential Skill Training,
Since Year 2013
Some of the persons have become
entrepreneurs after getting
"I was born in a middle class family in Kerala. My mother’s name is Ms. Moly Chandran and father’s name is Mr. K Chandran. "
My father moved from Kerala to Odisha to make a living. Though I was born in Kerala too but was brought up in Odisha. Me and my sister were brought up very humbly. My father was able to provide for us with everything while my mother made us her world and kept us moving...
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"My name is Nitesh Tiwari. I belong to Gonda District in Uttar Pradesh. Financially my family was not doing well and it was becoming.."
tough for my father to make ends meet. My family consists of my parents, 01 younger brother, 02 sisters, wife and 01 child. After completing my 12th class, I could not pursue my education due to financial problems. During that time a person of...
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On-Site Training /
Recognition of Prior
Gyproc is also conducting Govt. of India Skill Training (Recognition of Prior Learning / On-Site Trainings) under PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana). The trained manpower is issued certificate by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship / National Skill Development Corporation.
Mintu K Chandran
I was born in a middle class family in Kerala. My mother’s name is Ms. Moly Chandran and father’s name is Mr. K Chandran. My father moved from Kerala to Odisha to make a living. Though I was born in Kerala too but was brought up in Odisha. Me and my sister were brought up very humbly. My father was able to provide for us with everything while my mother made us her world and kept us moving.
I had a great academic career until the year 2005 when I was 15 years old studying in standard VIII at Bargarh, a town in Odisha. Our life was turned upside down when our father left us in the middle of nowhere with no financial stability, no roof over our head, incapable of arranging our meals. Fortunately, by Gods grace, I got selected into Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sambalpur to complete my secondary education and then moved on to Jawahar Vidyalaya, Sundargarh to complete my higher secondary education. After losing a year due to lack of funds and guidance, I took admission in the Bachelor’s degree in Commerce stream of Prestigious Ravenshaw University of Odisha.
The three years after completing graduation were filled with ups and down, sailing through my life experiences with little or no money at all. In year 2017, I learned about the Gypsum Industry from my mother since she worked as a salesperson in Kerala with a Gypsum dealer. I started exploring more options to build my career in the Gypsum Industry and thus reached at National Academy of Construction, Hyderabad a skill development Initiative by the pioneer in Gypsum Industry Saint Gobain Gyproc and Govt of Telangana. The initiative by Gyproc was my gateway to the industry where I joined in August 2017 to learn the trade as an Assistant Technician Drywall and False-Ceiling.
In Sep 2017, I graduated from NAC and after months of research and attempts, on 11th Feb 2018, I debuted my entrepreneurial journey with my firm Gypsum Corporation “Gypcorp” as a service provider and material dealers in Drywall and False-Ceiling in the city of Bhubaneswar, State of Odisha by bootstrapping funds from friends and relatives. After two years of struggle and hard work. Today I have achieved an annual turnover of Rs. 1.5 Cr which is to mention along with many non-scalable victories I accomplished in this 02 years of entrepreneurial journey.
Yet I do realise, I have a long journey ahead. Many dreams to fulfil, many milestones to overtake and last but not the least make my family, my people, my mentors, my company proud. I wish to thank and convey my deepest gratitude to Saint Gobain Gyproc of India with a special mention of Mr. Venkat Subramanian, Managing Director, Mr. Girish Dash Head – Design and Technical, Mr. Emmanuel Gurupnoor Manager Skill Development for their support in my journey. The skill development initiative of Saint Gobain Gyproc is making us worthy and capable and I hope that someday we could become the strongest pillar of the Indian Gypsum Industry and keep the wheels moving.
Proud to be Drywaller.
My name is Nitesh Tiwari. I belong to Gonda District in Uttar Pradesh. Financially my family was not doing well and it was becoming tough for my father to make ends meet. My family consists of my parents, 01 younger brother, 02 sisters, wife and 01 child.
After completing my 12th class, I could not pursue my education due to financial problems. During that time a person of my village who was working in Lucknow informed me that Dr K L Garg Vocational Training institute situated in Telibaug Lucknow which is supported by Saint Gobain Gyproc is providing free training with food and accommodation in trade Drywall and False Ceiling Installation. I took admission in course along with my friends Mukesh and Bharat Babu.
The course was divided into two parts theory and practical. In morning and evening 02 hr. theory classes were conducted, and rest of the time we were doing practical training. During training we learnt concept of Drywall and False Ceiling, product knowledge, Installation method, Jointing, finishing and repairing. After completing the training, assessments were conducted and certificates were provided.
After certification we were given placements in Mumbai and were appointed as helper in Drywall interior Fitout limited at World Tower site Lower Parel, Mumbai. My starting salary was Rs 200 for 8 hrs. I left the job after working 15 days due to accommodation issues and came back to my home town. However, due to financial situation at my home I talked to Mr. Emmanuel of Saint Gobain Gyproc for another placement and after 10 days I again came to Mumbai. There was a day in Mumbai when I didn’t have enough money to eat then I talked to Emmanuel Sir of Saint Gobain Gyproc and he came and gave me Rs. 300, then I went to eat food. Thereafter, I worked in company called Regal in Bangalore for a salary of Rs. 9000 pm. The site closed after 02 months and I too was diagnosed as suffering from Dengue, hence I returned back to my village. After a period of 02 months I recovered from Dengue and came to Delhi. I was selected as supervisor in Symphony Interiors at a salary of 20,000 per month, after working in Symphony for 02 years, I joined Vector company at Rs 25000 salary. Thereafter, with support of Saint Gobain Gyproc I got selected as trainer at Labournet Company at a salary of Rs. 31,000, and trained around 500 people. I was selected in the top 3 trainer and received the prize also.
I had worked in False Ceiling and Dry Wall sector for over 5 years and then I thought of taking up work by establishing my own company, in which Mr. Pradeep Mishra from Gyproc helped a lot. I formed my own company for which I had to take a loan of 4 lakhs. Decor Home, Mumbai hired me for DAICEC site in Mumbai. I started work with 6 people but it was not sufficient. Then, I requested Skill Development team of Saint Gobain Gyproc for support in getting more manpower for my team. Gradually, we had more than 200 people working in my company. I have also received the Certificate of Appreciation from Gyproc and an award for Best Contractor from Decor Home. As of today I have 10 sites in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore where more than 200 people are working.
Thanks to Saint Gobain Gyproc that they gave me and many people like me opportunity to learn skills and earn livelihood with dignity.