Training programmes have been launched by Tata Power to provide employment opportunities to underprivileged students.
Lying on prime property, right in the middle of India’s financial capital, Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, is home to almost a million people. Often defined as a city within a city, this unending stretch of land is occupied by people who just need a little help to bounce back. In striving to positively impact the lives of the communities living around its operational and project areas, Tata Power has done just that!
The company, in association with the Antarang Foundation, has organised an employability skills training programme, CareerReady, for the youth in the area. The foundation for a brighter future is laid out before students, who are provided with basic work skills and spoken English classes. The scheme is not just an initiative to train the underprivileged sections of the society, but a promise for a better future.
The first two batches of the programme have been successful in training over 40 students in career-oriented courses of their own choice. Students can choose between a wide range of courses and be trained as beauticians, baristas or drivers in leading sectors.
The first graduation event was attended by the proud parents and other members of the community. The second batch of students is undergoing training and will be placed by mid-June, 2015.
Ashok Sethi, executive director, operations, says, “The training programme will ensure that local youths will have a plethora of opportunities for their future and will be able to shape their career in a better manner.”
Tata Power has pledged to assist the underprivileged adolescents of low-income groups to pursue their career. Its collaboration with Antarang to launch the CareerReady programme will provide employment by instilling values of self-discipline and confidence in the youth of Dharavi.