Legrand Organises India’s First Electrician Job Fair in Udaipur


Udaipur: As part of its CSR initiative, Legrand India, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure organised a Job Fair exclusively for electricians (freshers and experienced) in Udaipur at the Government ITI campus recently, in association with PSSC (Power Sector Skill Council) and training partner – Viswesvaraya Foundation.

This job fair is the first of its kind in India’s power sector and is enticed towards being a social job fair geared towards employment generation and manpower development of the nation.

Through this programme, Legrand India aims to cater employment opportunities to electricians, local, regional, and national employers who are interested in hiring trained or freshers from the electrical field.

Legrand India has trained over 7500 electricians in the last four years across 15 smart cities through their RPL – electricians training programme under their CSR Skill Development umbrella with PSSC support. This RPL programme follows a three-fold approach of assessments, skill upgradation, and certificates through authorised training partners. Every year, 2000-2500 electricians are trained and received an electrician tool kit.

Knowledge and Skills are motivating facets for development in any country. Skilling India, an initiative by the Government of India plays a major role in improvement towards the working group of our country. Legrand India is always committed to serving its community, and through its CSR initiatives, it aims to ensure the development of the community.

To boost this activity further and encourage maximum people to walk in at the Job Fair, Group Legrand India has also partnered with 95 FM Tadka and BIG FM. This partnership helped in conveying the information of the activity and create an increased awareness amongst the citizens residing in Udaipur.

Speaking on this, Tony Berland, Managing Director and CEO, Legrand Group India said, “At Legrand, we greatly care about our community and strongly believe in giving back to the society. In the power sector, there are no formal studies available in institutions that can equip a person with knowledge of different inputs required for the job performance. Special training is necessary for personnel at every level in the industry to keep abreast with rapidly advancing state-of-the-art technology in the power industry that we started our RPL programme in 2017. We are happy that we could train and certify 7500+ electricians till now and this job fair is our next step to create a further impact on our beneficiaries’ lives by connecting them with prospective employers. Based on this event’s success, we plan to conduct more such job fairs in future in other cities as well.”

He further added, “We aim to train 15,000 electricians by 2024. With this target, we are looking forward to diversifying our training programmes by including 5 per cent of women electricians every year. Through this opportunity, it would enhance the women’s empowerment mission under this CSR project. To add further, this will increase the scope to showcase this CSR project in various forums as a multifaceted project that breaks the boundaries by facilitating women to enter the electrical trade and contribute.”