Mr. Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation and Ms. Shukla Wassan, Executive Director, Legal & Company Secretary, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. Signed the MOU for a period of five years.
Dilip Chenoy, Managing Director & CEO, NSDC said, “It gives me immense pleasure to see how big corporations like Hindustan Coca-Cola are coming forward and contributing to the skills landscape. This collaboration will help to shape up and uplift the present stature of unskilled workforce as the project completely focusses on employability and economic upliftment of the underserved section of the society. This project will help equip them with skills to enhance their employability and find jobs of their choice or ways of self-employment.”
Shukla Wassan, Executive Director, Legal & Company Secretary, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are proud to collaborate with NSDC. With this partnership, we are scaling up our initiative in the space of skill development. This partnership aims at building and enhancing employability potential of youth and women and help getting them integrated into economic mainstream by way of finding employment and entrepreneurial opportunities as may be the case. This partnership will go a long way in achieving the scale.”
The project will operate under two models:
COMMUNITY SKILL BUILDING which will impart skill based training for enhancing self-employability and entrepreneurship among youth in the areas of Carpentry, Mobile Repairing, Tailoring, Horticulture, Beauty Services, Cutting/Tailoring, Construction, Electrician, etc based on Skill gaps and youth aspirations in addition to Digital literacy, IT and Personality development courses.
PRAGATI which will enable in economic empowerment of approximately 15000 women and create earning opportunities for them through training in retail programs. PRAGATI will focus on implementing customized programs to help prospective women entrepreneurs across all targeted areas such as Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu, Bihar, North East, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh etc.