Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) is gearing up to roll out its skill-development programme as part of its corporate social responsibility or CSR.
Aptly called ‘Saksham’, the initiative will train people, empower them and make them employable in various sectors. Not only will the youth participating in the programme be imparted theoretical knowledge, but they will also be given practical experience through on-the-job training, which will then be followed by placements. The programme will offer many job-oriented courses in various sectors. All the courses will be certified by the National Skill development Corporation.
To begin with, in the first phase, the Hyundai Motor India Foundation, which is the CSR wing of HMIL, will focus on Maharashtra, Delhi and Haryana. It aims to help 290 people get jobs before moving on to the second phase, which will cover Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar.
By the end of the year, the Company hopes to have about 580 people trained and job ready, for various sectors including healthcare. The trained students will be employable as janitors and attendants, and will be capable of working as patient attendants.
Considering that the pandemic has given rise to an urgent need for more hands in the healthcare sector, Saksham aims to first try and fulfil the shortage in that area by skilling and readying unemployed youth for jobs in this sector.