by Father Bento D'Souza
KARJAT, NOV 25, 2017: A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step. Don Bosco Yuva Sanstha (DBYS) Karjat provided a platform for hundreds of young electricians, welders, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics and gas pipeline mechanics to hone in on their skills in 2017.
Seventy students took the skilled electricians course at the institution. The first such course began on January 15 till April 14. Two more batches participated in the two-month long course through the year. Following completion, a majority of the young electricians landed jobs, earning up to Rupees 12000.
Twenty-seven students took the welders course at the institution, which began on February 6 and ran till May 5. Two more batches were conducted in 2017, each running for three months. The young graduates from the course landed jobs, earning them up to Rupees 9000.
Fifty eight students took the Refrigeration and Air conditioning (RAC) course, the first of which began on January 26 and ran till May 26. Two more batches took the course in 2017, with young graduates earning as much as Rupees 10000 following course completion.
Thirty-four youth enrolled in the gas pipeline technicians course, which began on January 9 and ran till February 18. Two more batches participated in the month-long course, following which the youth found jobs and are earning up to Rupees 9000.
The final batch of 2017, for all skill sets, began on November 1. The batch has 24 electricians, 12 welders and 25 RAC being trained and skilled.