SBI Card joins Skill India Mission

In its efforts to promote the level of skill enhancement, SBI Card, National Development Finance Corporation (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have formally launched their partnership by inaugurating the first centre in their Skill Development project in the NCR region.

This newly launched centre will be dedicated to the training of the initial batch consisting 400 candidates in key supporting job roles pertaining to the healthcare sector namely General Duty Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) and Dialysis Technician.

The initiative will make SBI Card the first private player to enter the healthcare sector with an NSDC Corporate social responsibility (CSR) project.

Under the second phase of the project, 600 trainees will be skilled in retail, telecom and BFSI sectors.

This multi-stakeholder project represents an investment of over Rs 2 crore (contributed by SBI Card under their CSR Budget) and nearly 3000 hours.

“CSR activities have become an important benchmark of success for corporations. CSR investment in skill training satisfies economic goals by feeding back into the economy and altruistic ones by uplifting and empowering various demographics. The Skill India Mission unifies organisations, trainers and trainees on a single platform and with every new addition, it justifies the trust all stakeholders places in the ecosystem,”  said Manish Kumar, the managing director and chief executive officer of NSDC, commenting on this collaboration.

“With our CSR initiatives, we aim to collaborate and work with various sections of the society to facilitate impactful and meaningful change. Over the last few years, we have associated with communities and institutions in various areas such as Livelihood Enhancement, Health and Education to enhance the lives of many Indian citizens,” said Vijay Jasuja, the chief executive officer, SBI Card.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Skill India Mission and look forward to contributing towards the empowerment of the community through education and skills development. It is our conviction that enabling skills development across different strata of society, geography and ability can bring about meaningful improvement in social wellness and so we are strongly committed to this program,” he said.

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