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Ambuja Cement joins PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Skill India’ mission


Narendra Modi Skill India

The company will contribute to the country’s skill development program, joins hands with NSDC to train 1 lakh people.

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Skill India’, Ambuja Cement – one of India’s major cement manufacturers, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to train over a lakh people across 14 locations in the country. According to the agreement, the training will be delivered by SEDI, which is an institute under Ambuja Cement Foundation, in 12 high growth sectors and at least 75% of the successfully trained candidates will be guaranteed employment.

Commenting on the partnership, Dilip Chenoy, Managing Director & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) said, “It’s a delight to see how major companies like Ambuja Cement are coming forward and contributing to the skills landscape. We need private companies to extend infrastructure and training support for skill development. The credibility of the group and the work that SEDI is doing will bring extensive support to our skills program.” “This project will help youth equip themselves with skills that will enhance their employability and find jobs of their choice or find ways of self-employment,” he further added. Commenting on the partnership, Pearl Tiwari, CEO, Ambuja Cement Foundation said, “We have always tried our best to be a part of India’s growth story and contribute in the best possible way. Committing ourselves to the skill development agenda of the country, is a way of investing back into the nation’s resources. We are proud of this engagement and we ensure that this will be a value add to several youth who become a part of this program and will also help them get jobs of great respect.”

SEDI will be responsible for and take care of capacity building in identified skills, Personality Development, upgradation on technological advances like computer skills, English speaking and on the job training etc., to reduce the skill gap in the target sector. The organization plans to upscale its training institutes manifold in the coming years in order to supply the market with skilled professional and simultaneously with enhancing the standard of living and quality of life of the rural population. The model will be replicated at newer locations.

SEDI will develop network with the industries for placements and banks for providing self-employment opportunities to the skilled trainees. Post successful training, we will also place trainees for internship and on the job trainings in partner companies like Ambuja Cements Ltd., HP Energy Pvt. Ltd., Cosmo fertilizers, Bharat Motors, SBR Marketing, various security companies, Fortune Group, Jubilant, Dealers and distributor network of two wheeler and their service centres of reputed companies, etc.

Sectors in which the training will be provided include Hospitality, Retail, Driving, Security, Electrical, Automobile, Construction, Carpentry, Beauty Culture, Garment Making, Fitter & Welder and Computer Training. The training will be conducted across 14 locations where Ambuja has its presence. These include Bhatpara (Chattisgharh), Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Panvel (Maharashtra), Chindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Chirawa (Rajasthan), Mundwa (Rajasthan), Dadri (Uttar Pradesh), Sankrail (West Bengal), Farakka (West Bengal), Roorkee (Uttarakhand), Kodinar (Gujarat), Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Jaitaran (Rajasthan) and Darlaghat (Himachal Pradesh).