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Eight youth from city get skill-based training
March 15, 2015, Sakaal Times

Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson of Thermax, on Friday, expressed concern over the number of unemployed people.

She was addressing the first batch of participants who completed their 45-day skill-based training programme jointly run by the Thermax Social Initiative Foundation, Zensar Foundation and the Pune Municipal Corporation at the Unnati Skill Development Centre in Swargate.

Eight participants will be joining two retail brand outlets based in the city. The second batch will commence from March 24.

“The irony is that on one hand, there are too many jobs while on the other, a lot of people are still unemployed. There is a huge skill deficiency and with this programme, we are making people more employable and job ready for sectors like IT, retail and hospitality,” said Pudumjee.

Ganesh Natarajan, Vice Chairman and CEO, Zensar Technologies, said that empowerment of youth, especially women, is possible only through skill upgradation. He said that the Bengaluru-based SGBS Trust has been roped in to implement their Unnati programme, which includes eight hours of daily training. More companies should be involved in skill development programmes, he added.

“Social venture capitalists are ready to invest in such schemes but success of these programmes is important. There are other initiatives like the Nasscom Foundation, which aims at making one member per family digitally literate,” said Natarajan.

Anu Aga, Director, Thermax, said more school dropouts should join skill-based training to help them gain necessary skills.

Zensar-Thermax project helps dropouts get jobs
April 7, 2015, Sakaal Times

More than 100 school dropouts from the city who received skill-based training as part of a programme run by city-based companies Zensar Technologies and Thermax Limited along with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have got employment in the private sector during the last one year.
S Sanyal, Outreach Manager, Thermax Foundation told Sakal Times that tech companies Zensar, Vertex, Ace Data Solutions and Digicall have recruited youth from the centre. Youth hired from the Unnati Centre at Swargate, are receiving salaries between Rs 7,500 to Rs 11,000 per month, Sanyal said.

“Most of the trainees have been hired as administrative assistant, retail sales head and guest care executives. Within just a few months of being hired, the skilled youth have achieved quick recognition and grown quite well in the corporate ladder,” Sanyal said.

According to Sanyal, the seventh batch of the Unnati Centre will be completing their certificate course on April 13. Based on the feedback from the past courses, the skill-development course is being tweaked from being a 70-day course to a 50-day course.

“We plan to provide an opportunity to students from PMC schools run by Thermax Foundation to benefit from skills-based training. The foundation intends to take more such schools into its ambit and keep focusing on education and skill-development,” Sanyal said.

Among its other social projects related to education and skill development, is support of Thermax Foundation to voluntary organisation Teach For India (TFI) from which students will also be provided an opportunity to undertake the Unnati programme, said Sanyal.

“Thermax is financially supporting 100 fellows from TFI and providing the organisation a continuous support in government liaisoning, infrastructure and logistical for their events and meetings,” Sanyal said.

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