‘Work smart, not hard’
Candidates who underwent vocational training at a programme organised by the BCT and Tech Mahindra in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. —Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
The present trend in the industry is smart work rather than hard work and hence one should work smart to be more confident in the job, Location Head of Tech Mahindra K. Ravichandra said at the first graduation ceremony of the Tech Mahindra Foundation-Bhagavatula Charitable Trust SMART Centre here on Wednesday. He advised the students to be more patient which would impact all aspects of their lives. Mr. Ravichandra felt that it was better to let the students have experience for a day at the work place before they were given a placement, so that the dropout number would come down.
While describing the activities of BCT its secretary B. Srirama Murthy said a Skill for Market Training (SMART) Centre was started in association with Tech Mahindra to provide training to youngsters from urban slums in the 18-28 years age group. The BCT was mainly working towards development of villages while concentrating on women and wasteland development and had, during the last few years, taken up skill development in villages, urban areas and tribal areas.
Head of Tech Mahindra Foundation at Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam V.C. Kumar said 51 SMART centres, including two in Visakhapatnam, were launched by the foundation. A comprehensive MIS would be rolled out soon where it would facilitate tracking of students’ progress right from day one, which could be accessed anywhere.
Director of IGIAT Srinivasa Murthy wanted the first batch of students to perform well in their jobs and create a positive impact about the programme. Trainees Anil Kumar, Akhil Eshwar, Jyothi, Someswara Rao, Shiva, Ayesha, Divakar and Geeta Priya spoke about their experiences at the centre.