New Delhi: Aiming to empower the youth with employable skills, Ambuja Foundation has joined hands with HDFC Bank Parivartan to set up a new training centre in Delhi NCR under its Focused Rural Development Programme (FRDP). Through this collaboration, 1700 youth will be trained over the next three years and equipped with the necessary skills to become future-ready.
The Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) is a highly dynamic and rapidly growing metropolitan area in the country. The region offers numerous employment opportunities but a significant skill gap is visible in the young generation that needs to be addressed to meet the demands of the job market.
The skill gap refers to the mismatch between the skills possessed by the workforce and the skills required by the industries. To support the youth with skill training and sustainable career opportunities, HDFC Bank Parivartan and Ambuja Foundation aim to skill the youth in Phlebotomist, Future Skills (Python & ML+AI/DS), Industrial Electrician/RACW Service Engineer and Advanced Beauty Training.
Speaking about the project, Pearl Tiwari, CEO, Ambuja Foundation said, “As per the Global Skills Gap Report, the Indian workforce reported the second highest skill gap in the world. With rising demand for skilled workforce coming from across the sectors, it is vital to bridge the skill gap to prepare job-ready youth. We have addressed several key issues including the skill gap in partnership with HDFC. With this partnership, we look forward to continuing to make positive impacts on the lives of more and more youth of the country.”
Along with regular training, curriculum creation and supervision, Ambuja Foundation will conduct outreach events and meet with families and young people, to educate them on the various avenues in the area of skills and the types of jobs they can get in the future. Core members of the project team will provide counselling and career guidance to help young people make the right decisions for a secure future. Also, the new centre will facilitate the placement of graduates into their first jobs, via a network of partnerships with industries and businesses.