A New Beginning

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Few months back Life was no less than a roller coaster ride for Himanshu Sharma. After completing his Diploma in Electrical Engineering he thought the ride will be smoother now but hurdles never left his side as he was not able to secure a job, although he appeared for many interviews but was not selected because of his lack of practical knowledge.

His family of six, including his three sisters, was looking up to him to add to the family income. His father, who works as an operator at sewage plant, was the only earning member of the family.

It was during such times that Himanshu joined the SMART-T centre in Chandigarh where he did three-months training and became a skilled Electrical Technician.

The training programme at the SMART-T centre is intensive with a focus on industrial preparation. The students are also trained in communication skills to help groom their personality and make them ready for job.

Recalling about the training Himanshu says - “Communication skill classes, helped me to boost my confidence, and in the very first interview I got selected”.

Now, he works as an engine operator at Swaraj Engines Ltd., Mohali, with a monthly salary of Rs 8,500. Three more students from Tech Mahindra Foundation were selected in the same company.