Ingersoll Rand commences the second edition of skill training and placement programme
Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, recently launched the second edition of its Skill Development Programme 2018 at New Delhi. The initiative, undertaken in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and National Skill Development Fund is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandate in India. Till date, Ingersoll Rand (India) Limited has allocated approximately Rs.1.32 crore in CSR contributions towards skill development in the country. 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 programme, 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.
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 programme 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.” 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.”