Hitachi’s Skill Development To Train Rural Youth

Hitachi’s Skill Development initiatives aim to reinforce employment opportunities and self-reliance mission amid the pandemic.

To make skill development in Air Conditioners and Refrigeration uninterrupted and boundary-less amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has taken the virtual skill-building route. The company has designed a virtual skilling curriculum and is organising online classes at Skill Development Centers and ITI’s where the majority of the rural students are attending classes through mobile phones in absence of laptops and computers at home. So far over 1500 students have benefitted from these online classes.

As part of its CSR initiative, the company intends to train rural youth across the country through its world-class trainers, specially designed curriculum and 5 skill development centres in Andhra Pradesh and 1 skill development centre in Gujarat. The company is also aiming high to create more than 50,000 world-class technicians and cooling experts by 2025 through its four states of the art Engineering Excellence Centres located in all four metro cities of the country.

In collaboration with Invired Foundation, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd. has initiated a unique skill development drive offering training, assessment and certification of workers in the format of an On the Job Training Program. Carried out on-site of buildings under construction in Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Gurugram the company has trained a large number of electricians on various skills to ensure safety, quality and low wastage in electrical work, especially in air conditioner installation. Under this initiative, the candidates will be given a government certification under the Skill India mission which is valid in India and abroad. The holder of the skill certificate also becomes eligible for a loan under the Mudra Scheme. The project has also empowered the workers with digital and financial literacy along with safety-related training to guard them against injuries and disablement.

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