Rolling out its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Cairn India, has established the first-of-its-kind Cairn Centre-of-Excellence (CCoE) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The centre aims for the skills development of the community and providing linkage to employment.
To implement this, today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed among the Rajasthan Skills and Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC), Cairn India and TUV Rheinland India. The MoU was signed in the presence of Vasundhra Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Gaurav Goyal, MD, RSLDC, Mayank Ashar, CEO, Cairn India and Thomas Fuhrmann, CEO and MD, TUV.
“The petroleum production from the mineral rich land of Rajasthan started by Cairn India in 2009, has contributed significantly in our country’s energy security. I am confident that with the Cairn Centre-of-Excellence, we will strengthen the skill development and employability of local youth,” Mayank said on the occasion.
As per the MoU, RSLDC will make available services/schemes to the youth trained at the CCoE. It will also provide financial support as per Government’s guidelines to students. TUV will endeavour to provide training to the youth and Cairn India will monitor the training activities. The vision is to develop a state-of-the-art centre that is positioned well above existing offerings in the realm of vocational training. Students trained at the CCoE will be able to find linkages to employment opportunities within and outside the country.
Cairn India, part of the Vedanta Group, has been working in increasing and improving the employability of local people through skill development and trainings at the Enterprise Center based in Barmer – both through development of local businesses and helping in providing employment outside the influence of Cairn India. By far, the Enterprise Centre has been extensively used as a means to train more than 15,000 local and other unskilled workers in construction safety skills.