HCL Tech's HCL Foundation recently partnered with Stanley Black & Decker, a worldwide leader in tools and outdoor powered equipment, to skill youth in India to make them employable in the manufacturing industry.
Establishing training and development hubs
Stanley Black & Decker will establish training and development hubs at two government-run industrial training institutes (ITIs)—ITI Morwadi in Pune and ITI Guindy in Chennai—where HCLFoundation will implement the power tools skill development program.
"Our mission is to equip youth and the industrial workforce with job-ready skills and support the growth of manufacturing sector in India,” said Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President, Global CSR, HCLFoundation.
How many youths will it benefit?
According to the company, the partnership is expected to benefit 1,000 youth and will also impart advanced training to ITI trainers, aligning them with the latest market technologies. Industry outreach activities, technical guest lectures, job fairs and health camps will also be organized.
“We are proud to contribute to this endeavour and share our expertise in power tools. This initiative is not only about skill development but also about enhancing safety practices and efficiency in the industry,” said Sunil Krish, Director-Manufacturing, Stanley Black and Decker India Pvt. Ltd.