We have also planned the inauguration of "An exhibition of handicrafts and products developed by students of the Symbiosis Community College" and the opening of "A Community Resource Centre" created exclusively for the local farmers, women, children and which will provide information, counseling, guidance and free seminars to them in various areas such as agriculture, health, farming, dairy, handicrafts etc.
This campus will house the Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development, a new initiative undertaken with the mission of creating large pool of skilled youth. The campus will also house the Symbiosis Community College, a social initiative started in 2009 with the objective of creating an alternate education system for the under privileged, rural, women and school drop-outs. The campus has state of the art infrastructure having labs, classrooms and workshops suitable for conducting vocational and skill based short term courses in collaboration with local industry and other community stakeholders.
The inauguration of this new campus is scheduled on 16th October 2012 at 11.30 am. Shri. Rajesh Tope, Hon. Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra, has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Mr. Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation, New Delhi has accepted to be the Guest of Honor.
The Symbiosis Community College mainly offers short-term vocational courses to underprivileged students, women, rural youth and school drop-outs with the objective of creating opportunities of gainful employment and entrepreneurship. Most of the courses are delivered on location. About 400 students till date have successfully completed various courses offered by the Symbiosis Community College. The local community stakeholders are actively involved in the Community College. Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development which is a new initiative will focus on providing advance skill development courses in high growth sectors such as Automobile, Manufacturing and Construction, to cater to local industry needs for skilled manpower. We are in dialogue with industries such Tata Motors, Bajaj, Mahindra & Maruti to understand their specific needs and create courses with on-job training facility. Courses in the areas of denting, painting, welding, auto electrician, two wheeler mechanic etc. will be started very soon from the new campus.
The Community Resource Centre will bring people, ideas and resources together. It shall educate and create awareness amongst the community stakeholders and key decision makers, provide facilities such as internet, library etc. and promote entrepreneurship. The Centre will also provide an opportunity to the local farmers and other community members to showcase their products through regular exhibitions. Seminars on health, farming, dairy etc. in upcoming areas have also been planned for the benefit of the local population.
We have invited top industrialists as well as top Government officials and other community leaders for this function. Meritorious students who have recently completed various courses from the Symbiosis Community College will also be awarded certificates. An audience of approximately 350-400 is expected on this occasion. We cordially invite you for this inauguration function and look forward to your support and blessings for this new initiative!
With warm personal Regards,
Symbiosis Open Education Society (SOES)