Tatsat Chronicle Magazine

Hindustan Zinc skills 1700 Rajasthan rural youth, links them to sustainable livelihood

August 13, 2021

Hindustan Zinc in partnerhip with Ambuja Cement Foundation and Tata Strive came forward to support the Youth of the nation by celebrating ‘International Youth Day’, focusing on the theme ‘Role of Youth in Nation – Building’, in various locations of Rajasthan. An interactive session was organized between the youth of all the skill development centers and Hindustan Zinc’s CEO Mr. Arun Misra, wherein 350 youth from across 180 villages participate on-ground and vitually. The main objective of the interaction was to bring diverse skilling programs to the fold.

Mr. Misra said, “Out of the 1700 youth trained by us through these institutes, 1400 have already joined different organizations across the country in various capacities and roles.” He added that “It is a matter of immense pride and satisfaction when our trainees get jobs and become independent and still reach out to us to stay connected & seek guidance from us. These youngsters are brimming with confidence, and after getting equipped with the right skill, knowledge, and technology, the sky’s the limit for them.”

On this occasion, Hindustan Zinc introduced diverse skill development training through its newly launched Skill Development Centre at Chanderiya in partnership with Tata Strive. This project is set to bridge the gap between the youth of our country and the right livelihood opportunities. This center is one of 2 such centers run by Hindustan Zinc in partnership with TATA Strive and 4 such centers in partnership with Ambuja Foundation. This initiative will help in addressing the root cause of the problem within the youth which is ‘the lack of right skills.

As a part of the event, various other activities were held across all the Skill Development Centres, wherein more than 350 youths across 180 villages participated through on-ground and virtual presence. This project will aim to offer short-duration intensive courses in different sectors like business development executive, hospital front desk coordinator, front office associate, assistant electrician, and auto sales consultant. The capacity of all the skill development centres is 1250 youth per year.