Mr. T. Krishnakumar, Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan
Initiative to be scaled up by establishing Career Development Centres in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka , Maharashtra and Odisha
Noida, February 15, 2013: Hindustan
Present at the event were Mr. T. Krishnakumar, Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan
Since its inception, the initiative has benefitted over 209 youth, helping them get their first jobs by providing them training aimed to enhance their employability at a low cost. The event also witnessed unveiling of the new logo of Career Development Centre. Several students who have benefitted under the program were felicitated for their achievements, with many coming forward to share their experiences.
Speaking at the event, Mr. T. Krishnakumar, Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan
Speaking about the association, popular actor Salman Khan said, “The training provided by CDC is very practical and prepares the youth for entry level jobs. Being Human – The Salman Khan Foundation is proud to partner with this endeavor.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. P Rajendran, COO, NIIT Limited said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Salman Khan and his NGO Being Human on board to further enhance the reach and impact of the Career Development Centres (CDC). As this initiative continues to grow across the country, we look forward to making a transformational difference to the lives of many more unemployed & under-privileged youth by training them for livelihood and self-reliance.”
“Each partner – NIIT Foundation, Being Human and Hindustan
Speaking about her experience at the Career Development Centre, Reshma Chaudhary who completed Certificate Course in Food and Beverages from Career Development Centre said, “I was like the countless young girls in rural India who do have hopes and dreams but don’t have a platform to realize those dreams. CDC has given me an incredible opportunity that I never thought was possible for someone like me. CDC is not just a means to an end, it didn’t just train me for a job, it trained me for life. The nourishment and skills that the platform has given me has been a great learning experience which will last me every step of the way. It has not only changed my life but made a difference to my entire family. I feel empowered and would like to thank Hindustan
About Career Development Centre:
Launched in January 2011, the Career Development Centre is an HCCB initiative in partnership with the NIIT Foundation. The objective of the CDC is to tap the potential of rural youth which are educated yet unemployed and underserved. This is done by providing training courses designed to meet the entry level job requirements of the organised sector. The centre is equipped with modern facilities such as Desktops with Internet, Audio-Visual learning aids and Libraries. Manned by NIIT certified trainers, the centre offers an enabling environment for learning.
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