The ACC Cement Technology Institute (ACTI) was formally inaugurated today. Located near the company’s Jamul plant in the Durg district of Chhatisgarh, this institute will train young Diploma Engineers to serve as Frontline Managers in the company’s cement plants.
ACC Cement Technology Institute offers an Advanced programme in Cement Technology commencing this month. The 12 month course is a mix of classroom and experiential learning. The first batch has 45 candidates in the age group of 23 years and below who are top performers drawn from diploma engineering colleges spread across the country. The candidates join as employees of the company and are paid a monthly stipend and provided free lodging and boarding during the training period.
Presiding at the inauguration ceremony, Sumit Banerjee, Managing Director, said “This institute is an effort on the part of the company to partner with the community in providing employment opportunities for the youth. Capability development through training and knowledge building is the most profitable investment we can make, both for employees and for the society around us. The money we spend on training our employees comes back to us manifold through greater productivity and efficiency. And what we do for the local community in this respect directly aids in their empowerment and in the generation of sustainable employment opportunities. Sumit Banerjee also advised the first batch of trainees that they need to have a willingness to learn by rolling up their sleeves and dirtying their hands.