Kochi: Indus Towers, a leading telecom tower company, has partnered with Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) to impart a Certificate Programme in Cell-site Maintenance (CPCM). This is a one-of-its kind initiative in the telecom infrastructure industry. CPCM is a six months programme to train 12th pass students to become technicians.
B S Shantharaju, CEO, Indus Towers said “We recognized that there was a need for trained OME technicians to support the growing telecom infrastructure industry. Students who obtain training under the programme can be absorbed by any of the telecom tower companies. Hence this initiative aims at creating a skilled resource pool for the entire industry.”
N Reguraj, Managing Director, NTTF said, “Since it is a new course, promoting it was not an easy task. Therefore, this involved creating awareness about the course in the target group, designing and executing a country-wide selection process, designing of the course content, setting up advanced labs and shelters at the training centres, and organizing the funding facility for the needy students. Indus Towers provided us with the requisite technical support, research and guidance to design the course and enable India wide execution.”
The intent of the programme is to generate a regular stream of technicians trained as per the industry requirements. The key aspects covered in the curriculum include fundamentals of electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment used in a cell site, basics of civil structures, spoken English and 2-wheeler driving. This comprises of a four months classroom training with advanced labs etc. and two months On the Job Training (OJT) with Service partners.
The first batch would be completed by 1, October 2012, post which the qualifying students would be placed as technicians with its Service Partners. Indus Towers ensured every student, after completion of training, has been offered job.
Indus Towers Limited is an independently managed company offering passive infrastructure services to all telecom operators. Indus Towers is a joint venture promoted by Bharti Group (Airtel), Vodafone and Aditya Birla Group (Idea).
Established in 1963, NTTF is a private educational trust in India, with 16 training centres including Kochi, Thalassery and Thiruvananthapuram.
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