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ICICI Academy for Skills launches centre in Patna

Posted on Mar 14 2014 | IBNS

Patna, Mar 14 : ICICI Academy for Skills (ICICI Academy) on Friday announced the launch of a centre in Patna, to provide vocational training to the youth from the economically weaker sections and help them earn a sustainable livelihood.

The centre will offer courses in four disciplines - electrical and home appliance repair, refrigeration and air conditioning repair, pumps and motor repair and retail cafe operations.

ICICI Academy has formalised the content of the courses for electrical and home appliance repair, refrigeration and air conditioning repair, pumps and motor repair and retail cafe operations with knowledge partners namely, Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd., Blue Star Ltd., Crompton Greaves Ltd. and Cafe Coffee Day respectively.

The centre in Patna offers residential facilities for the students enrolled in these courses.

ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth (ICICI Foundation) started the ICICI Academy in line with its plan to promote inclusive growth. ICICI Academy aims to train 5,000 youth at nine training centres across the country in the first year of operation.

Announcing the launch, Nimesh Shah, MD and CEO, ICICI Prudential AMC said: "The ICICI Group, through its CSR and business initiatives, has worked towards building a social infrastructure that can help every person engage in productive and remunerative economic activity. The ICICI Academy has been set up as an extension of this belief wherein, we will look towards developing vocational skills in youth to help them earn a sustainable livelihood. We hope that the skills learned through this academy will equip individuals to play an important role in driving India's growth story in the coming decades."

Over the past five years, the ICICI Group and ICICI Foundation's CSR philosophy has been focusing on four key areas namely primary healthcare, elementary education, skill development for sustainable livelihood and financial inclusion, enabling people to participate in the economic opportunities arising in India. These initiatives have impacted the lives of more than 10 million people across the country.

After launching its maiden centre in Jaipur in October 2013, ICICI Academy launched centres in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Coimbatore and Narsobawadi (Maharashtra). Guwahati Centre of the Academy is being launched next week.

In addition to the training offered at the centres, ICICI Academy provides uniforms, meals and all relevant course material to the students. Each centre also has a library for the students to use.

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