CII to set up leadership institute in Tamil Nadu

June 14th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will set up an institute to train middle-level managers in industries and academia for leadership roles in the manufacturing sector.
“We will be setting up the institute partnering with others for which discussions are on. To be called Visionary Leaders For Manufacturing Institute (VLFMI), it will be set up in Tamil Nadu. The aim is to strengthen and transform the manufacturing sector by developing leaders,” CII’s Southern Region (CII-SR) Chairman S. Gopalakrishnan told reporters here Monday.

This will be the third institute to be promoted by CII in South India after the Bangalore-based Quality Institute and the Logistics Institute headquartered here. The former conducts training programmes in quality processes and the latter offers diploma programmes in logistics, supply chain management and others, said a CII official.

According to Gopalakrishnan, CII-SR has adopted “Economic Wellbeing for All - An Agenda for Business” as the theme for the current fiscal and the organisation’s activities will be on policy interventions that would aid building enterprises to create jobs and improving livelihoods.

Asked about the formation of unions in IT units, he said: “IT sector is a high paying sector. As such the necessity of a trade union is not clear. Further, the demand for talent is high and an employee can always find another employer.”

He said CII would lobby for state-level manufacturing policies in the southern states that would aim at simplifying government procedures and having flexible labour rules.

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