Dalmia Bharat Foundation and NSDC join hands for Skill India

In line with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Skill India programme and Dalmia Bharat Foundation’s (www.dalmiabharatfoundation.org) focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, the company today has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) (www.nsdcindia.org) to impart vocational training and skills to 60,000 unemployed youth across the country. The MoU stands for a 10 year commitment, during which vocational training will be imparted to benefit the country’s youth across various sectors i.e. : Apparel, Beauty and Wellness, Retail, Auto, Healthcare, Construction, Agriculture, Security, Plumbing, Servicing Capital Goods. Some of the job roles identified under these sectors are that of a fitter, instrumentation mechanic, electrician etc. The duration of these training programmes will vary from 3 to 6 months. Upon successful completion, trainees will receive a certificate from NSDC / Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).

The first year of partnership will see three training centres at Trichy, Rourkela and Belgaum be set-up that will roll out skill training for local youth. Dalmia Bharat Foundation’s overall targets is to set up a network of 8 Livelihood Skills Training Centres at Tamil Nadu (Trichy), Andhra Pradesh (Kadapa), Karnataka (Belgaum), Uttar Pradesh (Sitapur), Assam (Guwahati), Odisha (Rourkela and Cuttack) and Jharkhand (Bokaro). In addition to these new facilities, existing ITIs at Dalmiapuram and Rajganjpur and one handloom cum weaving training center at Umrongso (Assam) will also be leveraged.

National Skill Development Corporation, through its skill ecosystem will ensure that the courses run in these centres are all aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) which is a competency based framework that organises all qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. NSDC will ensure quality training and managements of the structured skill development programme.

Applauding the partnership, Mr. Gautam Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Group said “Knowledge sharing and skill up-gradation is one of our key focus areas. Our partnership with NSDC has enabled us to design new vocational training and skill building programs which have a direct bearing on employment. This joint programme will help in bridging the employability gap and creating a specialized, skilled workforce.”

”Appreciating the joint initiative, Mr. Jayant Krishna, CEO, NSDC said, “Collaboration is the mainstay of any significant developmental initiative and strategic partnership towards achievement of national goals like those of Skill India. Corporates are now stepping up their roles with integrated and sustainable CSR programs and we see strong contributions from the industry now. We are happy to join hands with Dalmia Bharat Foundation on the skills agenda and jointly extend opportunities to the youth so that they can add to their personal as well as to the country’s economic growth. I hope many other corporates find this as a motivation and invest in our country’s youth through skill development.”

Under the umbrella of this programme, 70% of the candidates will be assured employment in sectors and job roles in which they get trained. The project is certain to play an important catalytic role in the Government’s efforts to promote ‘Skill India’ and to boost our Prime Minister's larger ‘Make in India’ mission.

About Dalmia Bharat Group
Dalmia Bharat Group is a prominent player in India’s core manufacturing sector. With a turnover of over 7000 crore, it has a strong and growing presence in Cement, Sugar, Refractories and Power since 1939. A leader in the specialty cements space and the country’s largest producer of slag cement Dalmia Bharat has a significant presence in generic sugar, with a nationwide presence. It caters to an enduring and growing customer base in refractories and has interests in sustainable power/energy. Visit us at https://www.dalmiabharat.com

About National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP), with 51 percent equity held by private sector and the balance 49 percent by the Union Government. Formed in 2010, NSDC is a professionally run not-for-profit company that includes 39 Sector Skill Councils and over 267 training partners with over 4021 training centres spread across over 500+ districts in the country. NSDC is mandated to skill 150 million Indians by 2022. Till now under NSDC ecosystem, more than 65,46,251 (cumulatively) have been skilled.

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