Skill Development Initiatives At BEML
Skill development programmes in BEML Limited aim to hone the skills of the productive manpower, ensure optimum utilization of resources and also to skill the marginalized/unskilled manpower of the organization. Apart from such organizational requirements, various other skill development initiatives have also been undertaken to contribute towards ‘Skilling India’ in addition to apprenticeship training conducted to hone the skill/trade of students passing out of various ITIs/Polytechnics/Engineering Colleges.
To upgrade the skills, unskilled permanent employees are put on full time 18 months training in various trades and successful candidates are re-categorized & re-designated as direct workmen (technician) in respective disciplines. The contract workers engaged through service providers who perform menial jobs in spite of VIII/SSLC qualifications have also been put through three month in-house training and then engaged on direct jobs with increase in their daily wages and additional incentives. In addition, employees possessing skill in one particular trade and have an inclination and attitude to enhance their skills are identified for training in other trades so that their services can be optimally utilized. This training helps in Job Rotation and to meet the urgent requirement/ commitments of particular specialized tradesmen.
Service Training Centres
Apprenticeship training under the Apprenticeship Act is imparted at Training Centres in the Complexes for skill development of ITI passed students in their respective trades and Engineering Diploma Holders and Engineering Graduates. The number of trade apprentices and diploma/graduate apprentices for the one year Trade Apprenticeship Training are as per quotas allotted by RDAT Hyderabad and BOAT Chennai respectively and are maintained well over 10 % of the total manpower in the Company.
Service training programme for the customers from all over the country & abroad and for BEML Service personnel are conducted at Service Training Centres at KGF and at Mysore. For customer personnel, equipment-wise training programmes including operator training on Mining & Construction equipments are held while BEML service personnel are imparted training on dealer development in addition to training on mining and construction equipment.
In order to focus on building the requisite skills, which are of critical importance to the Company’s operations, various Centres of Excellence in Hydraulics & Structural Welding at KGF, Electrical & Electronics at Mysore and Stainless Steel welding & Electrical and Wire Harnessing at Bangalore have been set up. Presently these are being used only for in-house training and would be scaled up for outsiders after stabilizing and creating more infrastructure.