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Ambuja Cement Foundation and Sir Mathuradas Vissanji Education Trust encourage machine operations and manufacturing training at Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institute

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Thanks to the Sir Mathuradas Vissanji Education Trust, Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) has been able to install a CNC plasma cutting machine at its Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institute (SEDI) in Ambujanagar and Chandrapur to encourage girls’ participation in machine operations and manufacturing.

This partnership with Sir Mathuradas Vissanji aims to break gender stereotypes by inviting girls to get skilled in male-dominated areas. SEDI Ambujanagar has already enrolled 15 girls who will be trained on the CNC machine and programming for better job prospects in the industrial sector of the state. Mobilisation for Future Skills through the AI Lab is also underway in Bhagwanpur with many graduates and professionals seeking enrolments.

As Gujarat and Chandrapur are hubs of manufacturing on CNC machines and fabrication, companies have started using CNC plasma in their regular cutting works and ACF saw merit investing. With increasing use of technology in the industrial sector, CNC programmers and AI professionals are in great demand as they are employed in almost every industry related to manufacturing. Having the knowledge and skills to manage this machine is a great asset as the machine improves automation and flexibility in the operation process.

Sir Mathuradas Vissanji Education Trust is currently supporting the entire project including the purchase and installation of CNC plasma cutting machine and infrastructure setup in the AI lab. “The Trust was founded in 1946 with the objective of educating girls. Skilling rural female youth by contributing towards CNC machines is a small attempt by the Trust to carry forward the vision of our Founder Trustee,” said Arati Vissanji, Trustee, Sir Mathuradas Vissanji Education Trust.

At the inauguration, Pearl Tiwari, Director and CEO, Ambuja Cement Foundation says, “ACF under its skill training programme (SEDI) aims to help youth to become future-ready by imparting job-relevant skills and training. With this new CNC Plasma cutting machine and AI lab installation, not only will there be a boost to skill levels, but it will also provide an opportunity for girls to break stereotypes in male-oriented sectors. We are extremely grateful to the Sir Mathuradas Vissanji Trust for this support.”

Apart from machine training, ACF’s SEDI will also focus on soft skill training so that the girls and other youth are job-ready. After completion, ACF will provide them with the required support and placement opportunities in and around neighbouring cities. Placement partners are already interested in hiring trainees with such operational skills.

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