National: The first batch of Government School alumni graduated from Embassy Services’ Facility Management Skilling program, curated by TCFM (Technique Control Facility Management) and Mentric Solutions. Aimed at enhancing employment opportunities and arming Government School students with the skills and knowledge to join the workforce, this specialized program is for students who have passed out of Embassy Group’s adopted Government Schools in Bangalore.
Upon completion of the four-month training course out of a state-of-the-art practical training centre customized by TCFM, the upskilled alumni are in the process of receiving job placements within Embassy Group and its partner organizations. 27 former-Government School students were awarded their certificates of completion from Aditya Virwani, Chief Operating Officer, Embassy Group.
Aditya Virwani, COO (Chief Operating Officer), Embassy Group, said, “Embassy has been supporting Government Schools since 2012. As we look towards the future, we have shifted our focus towards extending support for our students after they leave our adopted Government Schools. This program, curated with the invaluable assistance of TCFM and Mentric Solutions, will support our nation’s efforts to drive inclusive growth, creating greater social equity and equal opportunities for all. After the students complete this course, Embassy and our NGO partner, Colours of Life, will be there to support them with any assistance that they may require and in placing them at relevant, stable jobs.”
Pradeep Lala, Managing Director & CEO, Embassy Services Pvt.Ltd., said, “The fast-growing FM sector in India requires youth who are educated and skilled in the profession. Since the sector largely contributes to the employment of the blue-collar workforce, it is our responsibility as a leading IFM organization to provide opportunities to our youth. Not many of them understand that FM can be a great career choice, and we want to change that perception. Initiatives such as these are just the start to enabling the success of our sector and nation at large.”
To create a strong network with the means of connecting students to opportunities after they pass out from school, Embassy and its NGO Partner, Colours of Life, founded an alumni program in 2017 called the Colours of Life Academy (COLA). COLA was meant for students who have graduated, or left Embassy adopted Government Schools but would like assistance in terms of fees for higher studies, extra tuitions, mentorship and career guidance. As part of the program, regular meetings and webinars are conducted to educate and counsel students on different options for their future careers, of which TCFM was a regular participant.
Skill development is a vital means of empowering the youth of today and ensuring them a secure future. With over 12 million people joining the Indian workforce annually, Embassy’s holistic plan is targeted at upskilling students from low-income households, landing them on better career paths. Through the program, Embassy Group and its partners hope to develop and help the next generation of blue-collar employees, contributing to the growth of the Indian economy through its upskilled workforce and closing any gaps in the educational journey of underprivileged students.