Rotary Club of Madras East sponsors Vocational Excellence centre


Chennai: Thiru K. Pandiarajan, Hon’ble Minister for Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture & Archaeology, Govt of TN inaugurated The Rotary Club of Madras East’s “Vocational Excellence Centre” at Thoraipakkam today. Rs 35 Lakhs has been spent on the Infrastructure setup from RCME trust. The total investment in this project will be around Rs 1 cr which will help the underprivileged youth.

The new Vocational Excellence Centre at Thorapakkam will be like the earlier one and bring the community the much needed practical education. Besides, the effort at trying to mould a responsible citizen is what endears us to the programme so very dearly, we have many endearing examples of individuals coming out of the community college embracing success and wanting to give back to the community that propped them where they are today.

Rtn. B S Purshotham, President, RCME said “This centre is founded on the principles of placing scarce resources within reach of the needy. After analyzing the demand data we found that there was a great need for trained personnel in the areas Plumbing, Tailoring, and Software Development.

He further added, “The club already runs two vocational centres at Bhemmannapet Community College for the past 19 years. We have imparted training in Baking and Confectionery, Para Medical courses, Lab assistant’s course, Computer hardware maintenance, Spoken English etc. So far 1100 children have passed out of the College and we have a success rate of 88 % in job placements. The intent is to run courses that have the power to sustain themselves and stay relevant over a reasonably long time.

Complementing the president and members of the rotary club Mr. Pandiarajan said, “Education and training are the two corner stone’s to make a successful career in the domains mentioned by the president. He said that the government of Tamilnadu will support the club in any of its activities which reach out to the poorer sections of the society. ”

Each discipline is curated to train 150 students over a 1 year period when supplementary courses like Spoken English, Etiquette and Ethics at the Work Place are going to be taught to get a well rounded individual. A special focus towards Value Education is provided by Mahindra Pride to ensure that the candidates not only are skilful but have excellent qualities such as like sincerity at work, loyalty towards the employer, working with a customer focused work ethic, etc., that would make today’s youth readily employable