Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has established a Skill Training Hub in collaboration with SLS Trust, at Pahadpur in Mayurbhanj, Odisha. The Hub was inaugurated by the Honourable President of India Droupadi Murmu.
Set up on five acres of land, the state-of-the-art facility will train the underprivileged youth of the region in construction work, so that they become self-reliant. It will make the tribal youth more employable and connect them with opportunities outside the area where they live.
The training hub is equipped with contemporary infrastructure, featuring an administrative-cum-institute building, a multipurpose hall, an e-learning hall, a digital training room, separate hostels for both boys and girls (each accommodating 120 individuals), dining facilities, practice yards for various trades and a dedicated workshop for learning pipe welding. Additionally, the state-of-the-art simulators with AR/VR technology will enhance the learning experience.
According to Meena Subramanyan, president, Prayas Trust, “the enabling environment” is focused on “life skills and personality development”. She believes that “empowering the underprivileged youth through accessible skill training is not just an investment for their future but a promise of a brighter and more inclusive tomorrow.”
Mabel Abraham, joint general manager, corporate social initiatives, L&T, emphasised how L&T believes in “transforming dreams into opportunities” and is “dedicated to making a lasting impact by equipping underprivileged youth with valuable skills.”
The Hub will help empower the tribal youth and thus contribute to a “more promising and inclusive society”.
Larsen & Toubro, the Indian multinational hi-tech manufacturing and services firm operates in over 50 countries worldwide.