According to Indian government figures released in 2015, fewer than 5% of India’s 487 million workers have received any formal skills training. In other industrialised countries, that figure is closer to 60%.
With more than 7,000 direct employees in our operations in India, our team has developed targeted training and well-being initiatives that support the development of our employees and align with our business requirements.
In India, Leighton Asia has a partnership with OGM Technical Institute India Pvt. Ltd., a well-recognised professional trade school in the area to market, recruit and deliver courses to our direct, skilled and trade trained workers.
The courses are approved and certified by the Construction Skills Development Council of India, as well as the Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE).
The courses consist of three months on-the-job training and six weeks at a training centre, covering essential work skills such as welding, scaffolding, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and steel fixing.
Safety awareness is a vital part of the training with a comprehensive safety training module included in all programs.
The courses have been undertaken by 2,083 employees so far. Additional trade skills courses will be added during the next 12 months.