Centum Foundation, the CSR arm of Centum Learning, an organisation in the global skills development and vocational training has partnered with ACC limited to provide training to the candidates who are living below the poverty line.
Through this partnership, Centum Learning is not only providing training to candidates in the areas of Retail, Hospitality and Plumbing but also assisting them in getting jobs to earn a better livelihood. This is an initiative taken to comply the CSR mandate for ACC Limited.
As of now, three batches with close to 100 candidates have already completed the training. Out of which more than 50 per cent students have already been placed with decent salaries in companies like Nava-kissan Biotech Plantec Ltd, T.V.S. Showroom, M-phasis, Vedanta Communication, Zee Maha sale, Dutta Enterprises, Vishal Mega-mart.
“I am overwhelmed with the response to our joint initiative with ACC Limited to skill the poor community, to eliminate poverty and vulnerability in a sustainable manner and improve their quality of life. With such partnerships we are sure to achieve our vision to bring a sustainable transformation in the employment landscape of the country,” said Sanjeev Duggal, CEO and Director, Centum Learning.
Sunil Gupta, Cluster Head, ACC Cement said, “We are committed to contribute towards social and economic development of the backward and underprivileged community residing nearby Plant and mines through effective implementation of various community development Interventions under its CSR wing DISHA Our objective is to develop Integrated Sustainable Livelihood approach for community members and make them self reliant through ensuring employability for youth and establishing backward and forward linkages for women enterprises for sustainability.”