Ingersoll Rand launched the second edition of their Skill Development Program 2018 at the PMKK Mandir Marg Center, New Delhi. The initiative, undertaken in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mandate in India. Till date, Ingersoll Rand (India) Limited ,a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has allocated approximately INR 1.32 crores in CSR contributions towards skill development in the country.
- Part of a three year commitment to train 1100 youth with a contribution of approximately INR 2.2 crores; over 245 candidates trained till date, 73.4% of them successfully placed.
- The partnership is expected to skill over 500 women and focus on their economic independence.
- Placement rate of over 70%, with job offers ranging from INR 10,000- 15,000 per month in the automotive and healthcare sectors.
Inspired by the Government of India’s ambition to skill 400 million people by 2022, Ingersoll Rand, through this initiative seeks to provide training to both men and women as GDA (General Duty Assistant), QCI (Quality Control Inspector) and CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) Machine operator. Upon successful completion of the training programs, the trainees will receive a certificate awarded by Sector Skill Councils (Healthcare & Automotive). The courses selected are aligned with the National Skill Quality Framework (NSQF), a competency based framework for skills which ensures effective quality of the outcomes.
While the CNC Machine Operator and QCI job roles have been part of the program since inception, the GDA or General Duty Assistance job role has been added to the roster of trainings this year to ensure more participation from women in the trainings and after a detailed need assessment survey for lack of trained talent in the healthcare industry. The core focus of this program is employability and it includes soft skills, digital and financial learning modules. Currently in its second year, the program has seen successful placements of over 70% of its participants and has been very well received by the participants and employers alike.
Speaking at the launch of initiative, Amar Kaul, Chairman and Managing Director, Ingersoll Rand India Limited said, “Through our CSR interventions in India, we aim to create a positive impact across our beneficiaries lifecycle starting from our programs in nutrition, education and finally, providing livelihood for the educated youth of the country. There is a huge gap that exists in the industry today for industry-ready talent that is employable and through our NSDC initiatives, we hope to address that gap.”
He further added, “Our focused skill development programs for women not only create employment opportunities for them but also empower them with economic independence. With our NSDC partnership and more, we hope to do our bit to care for our communities while supporting the Government of India’s missions of Skill India and more.”
Commenting on the renewed partnership, Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation said, “The renewal of this collaboration is a testament to the quality of trainings that NSDC and Ingersoll Rand have undertaken together in the last one year. Ingersoll Rand’s commitment towards Skill India will go a long way in encouraging private participation to support inclusive development through effective interventions. This year’s increased focus on healthcare and automation aims to ensure opportunities for youth and women resulting in empowerment of communities.”