500 youths of rural Rajasthan of Udaipur, Bhilwara, Ajmer and Chittorgarh are all set to get vocational job oriented training from Vedanta group company Hindustan Zinc. The company will spend Rs. 80 lakhs (8 million), in one year to train these youths most of whom could not finish their formal education and are unemployed. The program was launched on 15th November 2013, at Debari in Udaipur.
The Rural Youth Training Program has been launched in association with Udaipur based SANKALP NGO and will train these youths in fields like helpers in mining, welding, drilling, electrician, cutting, tailoring, embroidery to name a few.
Hindustan Zinc has also made a provision for free stay and boarding and lodging facilities for the trainee. The cost per trainee is estimated to be Rs. 15,700/- per candidate.
The training in the given fields and trades has been identified on the basis of the market demand of skilled people and is expected to give ample opportunities to these candidates. The program also has provision to add new programs as per the growing market demand.
On this occasion, the Head Corporate Communication of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Pavan Kaushik informed that, 'Hindustan Zinc has been keenly working in the areas of training of rural youth. In the past also the company has conducted such training programs.
Through the current program Hindustan Zinc is trying to help rural youth, particularly those who have dropped out from their education, to come come forward get trained in various vocational fields. The fields selected are all market driven and we expect these youths will get good opportunities.'
Also present on the occasion were Dr. Vikas Goswami, Head-Corporate Relations, Vedanta Group, Mr. Manish Nalwaya – President, SANKALP and Ms. Sushma Sharma – CSR, HZL and other dignitaries.