The institute began with the initiative of Fr. Bacher and Br. Apollinaris Pinto to train rural boys with PWD certification for well-boring in 1967. Fr. Edmund was appointed Director in 1969-70 and permission was obtained to set up ETI and conduct ITI certificate courses from Maharashtra Govt. In 1978, Fr. Joe Menezes took charge as Director, assisted by Br. Thomas D’Souza, and for some time by Fr. Luis Rebelo. During this time, the I.T.I. Trade of Fitter was added to and a shed was constructed for this purpose on Loyola Sadan grounds. The name of the Institute was changed to XTTC. A new building was constructed for the Hostelites opposite Loyola Sadan.
In 1984 Br. Noel Oliver was appointed Director. Non-formal trades of Welder cum Fabrication Fitter was introduced Youth began to be sent to local workshops for training. The Wireman Trade was discontinued for lack of employment. In 1986, the Administration and classroom block was completed. Fr. Luis Rebelo joined as Principal together with Fr. Jerome Gonsalves after his ordination, while Br. Noel attended to building supervision and developmental needs of the Institute.
In 1989, Fr. Jerome Gonsalves was appointed Director, and Fr. Luis R. Principal. Basic Electronics course was introduced, and girls admitted for Electricians’ Trade. The Institute was involved in the planning stage of Area Plan for Rural Industrialization (APRI) for Shrirampur and Parner Talukas. In 1999, Br. Noel Oliver was appointed Director, and expanded the training program of Rural Youth in Rural Workshops in the wake of growing unemployment.
Xavier Tech. Training Centre,
Shrirampur 413 709
Telefax (02422) 222961