As part of our Educational initiative, we identify aspiring young students and share our knowledge on ancient techniques and tools used for drawing and word carving.
Every year, we enroll up to 20 students for a two-year Industrial Training Institute (ITI) course on ‘Ornamental Wood Carving’, which is the only recognized course by the Tamilnadu Government on this subject.
Here are the additional details about this course:
- We choose young students between 14 and 18 years of age.
- Students undergo free training for two years.
- During the third year, students are eligible for post-training probation with stipend. This enables students to hone their artisan skills.
- We provide free food, clothes, and accommodation for students till the completion of course.
- After course completion, students can choose to start their own units or work with us in our Arts and Crafts Production Center.