The Coimbatore Builders’ and Contractors Association has set up a plumbing laboratory on the private ITI campus of the Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya in Periyanaikenpalayam.
A press release from the association states that the laboratory will be used by the institute to offer a one-year ITI course in plumbing and sanitary engineering and also to run training programs for plumbers.
Spanning nearly 2,000 square feet, the lab has models for various types of plumbing, toilets, and best plumbing practices. The association invested nearly ₹ 25 lakh to build the facility. The association members will regularly send their engineers to the institute to train the students. The ITI program has been approved by the government, said CT Narayanan, the association’s founding president. Plumbers are in demand in the industry and with this facility the institute can provide trained, qualified plumbers, he said.