Hello Everyone! My name is Kailash Shelake and I belong to a family where the main source livelihood is agriculture. My farmland lies in the most drought prone district of Maharashtra and by now you must have guessed well about our financial health. My journey, from a farming occupation of an indigent home in a small village in Maharashtra, to Servicing Technician in Toyota Showroom, should inspire each one of you who thinks lack of money is a major roadblock for success. Frankly my dream didn’t go beyond managing the farm but I was not satisfied with my life may be because I am more inclined towards automobiles.

But for a person who doesn’t even own a bicycle, dreaming about owning four wheelers was too much to even acknowledge in dreams. However, fate had some other plans for me. A group of counsellors from NGO – CEDP Trust visited my village and took seminars and counselling. Me and my friends gathered at our school ground and were very curious to attend this gathering because they said it will change our lives and future.

This counsellor introduced us to various courses being provided by CEDP Trust like Automobile, Nursing, General Duty Assistant (GDA), Hotel Management and Medical Lab Technician. The moment I heard automobile course, I couldn’t resist further enquiry. I took my father along for counselling, we expressed our tough financial situation back home. They carefully and patiently listened to us and ensured assistance for my course. I enrolled my name for the automobile course. After completing my 6 months of theory, I underwent 6 months of ‘On-Job-Training’ at Bajaj Auto. Here I got to know how to fix gear box, clutches, tyres, brakes of two wheelers and three wheelers. I st nd can also take 1 service and 2 service of 2 and 3 wheelers on my own. I am trained in fixing technical issues, fit new auto parts and clear technical doubts of the customer.

Now that I have completed my ‘On-the-job’ training, they placed me at ‘Tata Motors’ permanently as a technician. I am highly grateful to CEDP Trust for training, grooming and polishing my English speaking ability because these all helped me cracking interview with confidence. My dream was to start my own garage in future and due to CEDP Trust I feel I can achieve my this dream as well. I and my family felt gratitude for every sort of assistance CEDP Trust  provided me throughout my course.