India is one of the countries in the world which has the advantage of a demographic dividend – this means that there is a large fraction of younger population here, who have the potential to contribute to the economy. The importance of skill development has been acknowledged and highlighted by the government, by industry experts and CSR practitioners alike. The country is moving towards the cultivation of a skilled workforce in to meet the needs of the economy.
On World Youth Skills day, Essar Foundation is highlighting its contribution towards the removal of disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, building the vocational and technical training framework, skill up-gradation, and building of new skills, especially for rural India.
|A momentous journey :From its inception in Hazira in the 1990s to becoming a hub for skill development at Essar locations across the country, the Essar Lok Vikas Kendra has come a long way. Read more...|
|Essar Foundation helps youths improve employability: Essar Foundation has been focusing on education and training to help improve the employability of the poorest in communities neighboring Essar company operations. Read more...|
|Essar Foundation - Agents of social change: With its multi-pronged development initiatives and interventions, Essar Foundation drives social change that’s desirable and human-development centric.Read more...|
|Essar Foundation’s Salaai Stitching Centre financially empowers Salaya women: Over 500 local women trained in operating specialised sewing machines.Read more...|
|Essar Foundation signs MoU with National Skill Development Corporation: 1,000 youth targeted for the first phase of skill training in customer service, tele calling and marketing and sales. Read more...|
|Essar Steel, Vizag awarded best CSR company of the year at the Best CSR Practices Awards 2014: The award was in recognition of Essar’s overall excellence in CSR, especially its efforts in livelihood promotion among disadvantaged youth. Read more...|
|Nurturing enterprise: In keeping with the Essar's spirit of entrepreneurship, the Essar Foundation has nurtured more than 500 enterprises across India and internationally. Read more...|
|Essar Foundation and Essar Steel Hazira launch a new Essar Lok Vikas Kendra :Spurred by the success of the earlier Essar Lok Vikas Kendras (ELVKs) in Gujarat, the third one was inaugurated in Mora village in Hazira. Read more...|
|Essar Foundation’s Project "Dhaagaa" organizes a buyer-seller meet in Durgapur :The two-day exhibition-cum-fair showcased products made by women artisans, giving them exposure to the market and the confidence to generate income. Read more...|
Essar Foundation sets up iLabss at Devbhoomi Dwarka:
Essar Foundation recently supported the setting up of iLabss - an interactive, digital learning lab to aid the development of soft skills of the students of ITI Khambhaliya. Read more...