The Skills Academy and Vandana Foundation are proud to announce the first batch of Tamanna- a one-of-its kind skills development programme linked to employment. The Skills Academy is an entrepreneurial venture in the education and training sector between the Former Genpact CEO, Pramod Bhasin and Pia Singh, Director, DLF India.
Vandana Foundation, is a Mumbai-based non-profit organisation founded by A N Roy, ex-Director General of Police (DGP), Maharashtra, and Director, HDFC Bank and journalist Ms. Saumya Roy.
Vandana’s core focus is to provide livelihood support to urban and rural poor in Mumbai and two districts of Vidarbha (Yavatmal and Wardha) through vocational skills and low interest micro-lending. They also work for entrepreneurial and job related skill development.
A joint initiative of The Skills Academy and Vandana Foundation, Tamanna imparts skills that significantly increase students’ preparedness to gain employment or improve their chances to grow in their current jobs.
The first class of 100 young scholars were trained through a mix of classroom sessions, workshops, industry experts teaching as faculty, field visits across base and advanced level courses touching upon numerous industries.
These aspiring scholars hailing from areas such as Dharavi, Chembur, Vashi Naka, Mankhurd, Govandi, Dongri etc have been placed in jobs representing their aspirations thereby providing them a first step for their careers. Out of the batch of 100 students, the ‘employable’ candidates would be ready to be employed in industries like Retail, Hospitality, Construction, IT-BPO and others.
On this occasion Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, The Skills Academy said, “This is our initial step towards building a scalable high quality skills institution linked to employability and finding jobs. The Skills Academy firmly believes that this is a crucial stage for our country with an increasing number of people entering the job market every month. We hope to use our prior experience to build this capability across the country and create a significant impact in the careers of our youth”.
“Tamanna aims to bridge the employability gap by imparting skills that will equip job aspirants with the right capabilities to be gainfully employed. Our objective is to deliver value and create a significant impact on livelihood for the youngsters who have been left behind by mainstream education due to financial or location constraints,” said Ms. Pia Singh, Vice President, The Skills Academy.
Anami Narayan Roy, Vandana Foundation said, “Our effort is to take high end jobs to our low income urban and rural youth and minority communities which are otherwise not accessible to them through this partnership with The skills Academy. Going forward we want to scale up and reach out to a large number of bright and young unemployed people across these communities”.
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