In a first of its kind initiative, SBI Card has entered into a partnership with NSDC and NSDF to implement Healthcare skill development through CSR project. This partnership was launched today by inaugurating the first center in their Skill Development project in the NCR region. The center plans to train 400 candidates in various supporting job roles in the Healthcare Sector. This include General Duty Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) and Dialysis Technician. After this initial skilling project, the second part would commence with training in retail, telecom and BFSI sectors for 600 candidate.
Highlights of the SBI Card CSR – NSDC and NSDF Project
This multi-stakeholder project represents an investment of over INR 2 crore (contributed by SBI CARD under their CSR Budget) and nearly 3000 hours.
1,000 new trainees in the National Capital Region shall gain from vocational training, certification and employment in a range of sectors.
Commenting on this collaboration, Manish Kumar, MD and CEO of NSDC said, “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 organizations, trainers and trainees on a single platform and with every new addition, it justifies the trust all stakeholders places in the ecosystem”.
Successful healthcare sector trainings, particularly with the ‘Dialysis Technician’, require highly qualified trainers, significant training time, a higher pass rate and good quality infrastructure.
Accordingly, the quality of the centers has been given utmost importance in structuring this project. Additional steps have also been taken to make the training a value-add proposition for students: Trainees will be given custom-designed induction kits and even a generous travel allowance to make the training center affordable and accessible. Carefully selected training partners will undertake mobilization, counseling, training and job placement of the candidates. Over a short period of intense and thorough training, students will be taught an updated curriculum developed in conjunction with the relevant industry, with modules based on modern industrial practices and procedures. The unskilled, semi-skilled and uncertified trainees will be brought up to par, and then certified in line with national standards and guidelines, by the relevant national Sector Skill Council.
Income enhancement and participatory, inclusive social development are the primary goals of the Skill Development project. Mr. Vijay Jasuja, CEO, SBI Card said. “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. 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.
About NSDF: NSDF has been incorporated as a trust under the Indian Trusts Act 1882 to act as the receptacle for funds from Government sources, bilateral / multilateral organizations and other agencies in order to enhance, stimulate and develop the vocational skills of the Indian youth through a variety of sector specific programs and initiatives.
About NSDC: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is one of its kind public-private-partnership with an objective to facilitate skill training in partnership with private training providers. Till date NSDC has approved 321 training provider and 40 Sector Skill Council, with a geographical presence of 7000+ training centers in 600+ districts across the country. As of 31st March 2017, NSDC has trained nearly 1.15 crore people in more than 30 sectors.
About SBI CARD: SBI Cards and Payment Services Private Limited (SBI Card) is an Indian financial services company to offer Indian consumers extensive access to a wide range of world-class, value-added payment products and services. Presently, the brand has a wide customer base of over 4.5 million. With a market share of 15%, SBI Card operates through over 90 locations in India. SBI Card is based on the value proposition of “Make Life Simple. SBI Card`s commitment towards being a responsible corporate citizen is an integral part of the brand promise. The company aims to bring about impactful change that is sustainable and scalable, through its CSR initiatives. The key platforms on which the company’s CSR programs are based include Livelihood and Skill Enhancement, Education, Health and Gender Equality Promotion. Visit www.sbicard.com for more details.