Civil works training for Thar coal project


Amanullah Khan

Karachi–As part of its commitment to having a diverse workforce representing local communities, the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company is supporting youth of Tharparkar on their journey from hands-on training to meaningful careers by signing training agreements with the Descon Training Institute. After the recent HTV Drivers and Scaffolders training & employment program under its CSR framework, SECMC now plans to train local Tharis in professional civil works for its power and mining projects in Thar Coal Block-II.
The training program is a joint venture between SECMC and Descon Training Institute (DTi), under which the local communities shall be educated in certified civil trades relevant to mining and power project activities. The four-month on site program shall commence from October in specialized trades such as Masonry, Shuttering, Steel Fixing, Pipe Fitting, and Paint jobs. Selected trainees from block-II and surrounding communities shall also be entitled to stipends. The project’s EPC Contractor, China Machinery Engineering Corporation has committed to partly fund the training as well as hire successful trainees.