India - Proposals of "Don Bosco Tech" former students to create better future

01 October 2019

(ANS - Bangalore) - On September 22, "Don Bosco Tech" organized a meeting entitled "Oratory", which took place at the "Don Bosco Skill Mission" of Bangalore. Addressed to former students, the 340 participants gathered, living moments of friendship and sharing, but above all reflected on the meeting's theme: the Oratory, discussed, understood, as in Don Bosco's vision, as a place for learning, play, education, recreation and meeting place.

To welcome the guests was Fr George Mathew, Salesian, executive director of "Don Bosco Tech". "The purpose of the Salesian Congregation is to answer to the educational and livelihood needs of young people," said Fr George.  "This meeting is a way to listen to you, to know how your experience at Don Bosco Tech has formed you and made you enter the world of work. Based on the valuable suggestions you will give us, we will make changes to the training courses in order to make them more relevant and more useful for creating a better future," he added.

The main interventions included talks by Anil Rego and the round table held by Kannan Parumal, and talks by Daniel Thomas, Prema Kumari. Anil Rego, founder and executive director of "Right Horizons", talked about the future of vocational education and training in India, while the round table, entitled "Youth and willingness to work", discussed the behavior and attitude to hold in the work context. "Your attitude at work," Ms Prema explained, "must be positive and you must never neglect the passion for what you are doing," she concluded.

Also in the context of the round table, the importance of investing in new technologies was highlighted. In fact, Daniel Thomas pointed out that: “65% of children who start school today will have a job that does not exist today. Technology plays a vital role in this regard. Everyone should therefore acquire and improve their technology-related skills."

It was then the turn of suggestions and proposals. The former students of the "Don Bosco Tech" put forward many praiseworthy ideas, including strengthening the bond with the Alma Mater to facilitate placement in the world of work.

"Don Bosco Tech Society" is a network that incorporates over 440 vocational training centers, distributed throughout the country, which offer qualified training especially for young people who are economically and socially disadvantaged.


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