Hyundai Motor India Foundation’s ‘Saksham’ to Tackle Shortage of Skilled Manpower, Boost Employment

Industry Watch | December 9, 2020 | News

Hyundai Motor India Foundation Saksham Hyundai Motor India Ltd.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to job loss in most sectors, but there is a shortage of trained manpower in the healthcare sector due to increased demand for medical services. Apart from shortage of doctors and nurses, there is a huge requirement of support staff like attendants, medical assistants and skilled janitors. To cater to the shortage of skilled manpower in this sector and boost employment opportunities in other sectors, Hyundai Motor India Foundation, the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd., has announced its skill development initiative ‘Saksham’ to impart training to unemployed youth across diverse sectors.

This initiative will be carried out in healthcare sector first, in two phases – Phase I covering Maharashtra, Delhi and Haryana and Pahse 2 covering Bihar along with a few more States. A total of 580 people are expected to be trained in two phases by the end of 2020.

S.S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “Under the aegis of our global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, Hyundai aims to alleviate the challenges faced by youth during these trying times. Our initiative ‘Saksham’ is aimed at empowering the vulnerable sections of society to become self-reliant. The ‘Saksham’ initiative is a step towards a sustainable economic development much needed to bridge the widening employment gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The courses are certified by the National Skill Development Corporation, which will help them (beneficiaries) in their future endeavours.”

The project aims to provide both theoretical and on-job training modules to the individuals, followed by placement. Post the training, students will also be absorbed as patient attendants, janitors, general duty attendants, etc.

The initiative will be carried out in the healthcare sector first; with training of 580 people in two phases by end of 2020. Phase I will focus on Maharashtra, Delhi & Haryana.

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