SKF India expands youth training program to three states


Pune, Maharashtra, India (NewsSee) On World Youth Skills Day, SKF India announces the expansion of the YES (Youth Empowerment at SKF) program, which focuses on training, skills development and youth employability, through Gandhinagar in Ahmedabad, Sakrali in Kolkata and Pali in Jodhpur. The YES program targets disadvantaged young people in the country and equips them with industry-relevant skills, thereby improving their employability or helping them to become micro-entrepreneurs. These centers will contribute to the overall program goal of training 10,000 young people for the automotive sector by 2025. As part of the expansion, SKF will join forces with an implementing partner – Ambuja Cement Foundation to implement set up dedicated YES centres. To provide the best of theoretical and practical knowledge, the centers will have integrated classrooms and training laboratories equipped with various models and cuts of two-wheelers and four-wheelers. The course will have an ASDC certification and will include vocational training on automotive technicians, personality development, management skills and entrepreneurship skills. Speaking on the occasion, Manish Bhatnagar, MD, SKF India Ltd. said, “To realize India’s growth ambitions, we need to focus on nurturing the country’s youth. Our goal with the YES program is to equip the young people of our country with vocational and behavioral skills that will help them professionally, increase the scope of their employability and help them achieve their ambitious goals. As a socially responsible company, we want all of our programs to make a meaningful difference and we will continue to undertake similar initiatives in the future. us as an implementation partner of the YES program. With their knowledge of the automotive industry and our experience in vocational training, we will create qualified professionals for the sector and also enable them to ensure a better standard of living. Launched in 2015, the YES program aims to equip young people with the know-how of modern automotive servicing and maintenance to help them find jobs with various automotive suppliers), a network of dealerships and workshops or to become entrepreneurs by setting up their own service stations. . With a goal of reaching 10,000 beneficiaries by 2025, these short-term programs are conducted at our YES Centers to train young people to work in various automotive OEMs, dealer service network and workshops. So far, YES has reached over 4000 students by 70% offering placement in automotive sectors. In addition to the technical course, YES also focuses on soft skills and basic entrepreneurship skills. The courses are designed for training 2-Wheel Technician and 4-Wheel Technician, Service Advisor, Sales Manager, Customer Service Manager and EV course. About SKF India SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing industry. We do this by providing solutions that reduce friction and CO2 emissions, while increasing machine uptime and performance. Our products and services around the rotating shaft include bearings, seals, lubrication management, artificial intelligence and wireless condition monitoring. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has approximately 17,000 distribution sites worldwide. Annual sales in 2021 were SEK 81,732 million and the number of employees was 42,602. About Ambuja Cement Foundation Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) is a Section 8 company established in 1993 as the CSR arm of Ambuja Cements Limited. With a team of over 1,400 development professionals, ACF works with and for rural communities in 53 districts in 12 states, with a population of 2.8 million people. It works with a vision to create prosperous societies and focuses primarily on water and livelihoods (agricultural and skill-based). However, the focus has been on achieving holistic development which cannot be achieved without good health, gender equality and quality education. Therefore, ACF has chosen six priority areas to work on: water, agricultural livelihoods, skills-based livelihoods, health, education and women’s empowerment. ACF’s comprehensive program portfolio is the result of a systematic assessment conducted across multiple sites over a period of time that takes into account the varied needs of communities. With a mission to “energize, engage and enable” communities to realize their potential, ACF engages with key stakeholders throughout its program lifecycle. The Foundation considers neighboring communities to be one of the most important actors and partners in its programs. Whether it requires evaluation, implementation or monitoring and review; the community is an integral part of all the programs managed by ACF.

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