According to an ad in The Times of India (print edition May 03, 2006, pII of Ascent Supplement) and also a post on the company's web site, Reliance Industries is setting up a Craft Training Institute in Jamnagar.
RIL group, as a corporate citizen, has always believed in creating "employability" apart from providing employment. Towards this, it is in the process of establishing a World Class Craft Training Institute. This world class facility will have latest generation equipments and machineries imported from best of class manufacturers and will be located at Jamnagar.
We will bring in thousands of youngsters - skilled / semi skilled / partially skilled / unskilled from all over the country and provided temporary barracks - labour accommodation with full facilities through contractors. The institute will train them in respective trades with proper process for "Certification".
Current estimate warrants training of (assuming 50% will be Certified):
Welders - 8000,
Carpenters - 5000,
Pipe Fitters - 5000,
Grinders - 5500,
Mill Wright Fitters - 2000
Immediately on certification, they will be absorbed by our contractors and be deployed on our world scale project at Jamnagar for a period of approx. of 2 years. Thereafter, Reliance is confident that these skills, which are badly required, will have an unlimited market and therefore, offer a great earning future prospect to these youngsters around the globe.
This kind of a model of vertical integration is typical of Reliance. They're into training, absorb the best graduates into their own company for their needs and then farm out the surplus graduates to other companies. They did something similar in the sales/customer training area when they were looking for trained staff for their telecom venture and ended up buying the training outfit, NIS Sparta.
This will help boost the overall supply of skilled personnel in the manufacturing sector.
Reliance is looking to hire a Director, Dean and Faculty Heads for Reliance's Craft Training Institute, which was the purpose of the ad.