Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) has emerged as a change agent in its areas of operations as the skill development training launched by it two years ago in various sectors including health, education, and house-keeping, helped youths to get employment.
The objective of the skill and employability training was to empower communities through skill and enterprise development, thus improving the socio-economic status of the society and empowering the SC/ST communities, said Biren Bhuta, Chief of Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel.
During the 2014-15 financial year, he said Tata Steel trained nearly 3,458 youths including 1,567 from the SC/ST communities, in various vocational trades.
Nearly 1,206 youths including 305 from the SC/ST communities were gainfully employed, while others were likely to get employment shortly, said Bhuta.
These included skill in trades like ITI, site safety supervisor, nursing, community health provider, construction, automobiles, motor driving, cosmetology, plastic technology, apparel design, house-keeping, he said.
Referring to the training in house-keeping sector for under-matriculate candidates, Bhuta said the specially designed three-month course was being provided by TSRDS along with Indian Hotels and NGO Pratham at Kolebira, in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district.
All the 116 candidates including 75 SC/ST candidates got employed in reputed hotels across the country, he said.