Tata Housing to provide vocational skill development training to 100,000 underprivileged youth by 2024
(3 years ago)
New Delhi, July 15 : Tata Housing, a real estate developer in India, on Wednesday announced that the company will provide vocational skill development training to 100,000 socio-economically backward youth across the nation by 2024, under its 'Samarth' initiative in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of skilling the youth in India.
A flagship program of Tata Housing, Samarth is dedicated to enhance employability and enable people from the bottom of the pyramid.
It not only trains people but handholds and facilitates their gainful employment as well.
Talking about this initiative, Brotin Banerjee, CEO and MD, Tata Housing Development Company, said, Tata Housings Samarth is in line with the Prime Ministers vision of skilling Indian youth and contributing to making India the skill capital of the world. As the country prepares to embrace the potential of this untapped youth, an official and structured framework will go a long way in taking India up the ladder. Tata Housing understands that skill training is not just a means to ensure employment but also to create sustainable livelihoods and aims to achieve this through its initiative.
Under this initiative, the company has partnered with various non-government organizations, government institutions and professional bodies like Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Don Bosco Tech Society, NIIT Foundation, LabourNet, Udyogwardhini amongst others.
Samarth provides training in construction-related trades including masonry, carpentry, bar bending, construction supervisor, RCC etc as well as non-construction job-oriented trades such as computers and retail sales.
Launched in 2012-13, Samarth has provided skill development training to a total of 10,000 youth by the end of 2014-15. More than 60pc of these people have been gainfully employed or have started their own enterprises, post training.