Cholamandalam Financial Corporation Limited (CIFCL)
The Project focused on providing skills training to 410 youths in the BFSI and the automobile sectors, with focus states being Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh across 16 batches. Notably:
- Nearly half i.e. 44.26% of the total participants were female.
- Almost 60% participants belonged to marginalized sections like Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC).
- Majority of the trained beneficiaries (85.71%) had found jobs in their own home district.
- Majority participants were satisfied with training aspects such as trainers, classrooms, training content, practicals etc.
- When asked if they would recommend the skill training activities to friends and family, 87.50% of the beneficiaries gave a positive response. A similar percentage of beneficiaries said that their chances for better employment opportunities were enhanced through skill training.
I am really happy to see that the money we are spending, through NSDC Training Providers is utilized for bridging the employability gap through skilling. The skills that have been acquired through this program will stay with the beneficiaries throughout their lives and also fulfils CIFCL’s objective of bettering lives of people not only in our areas of operations but in underserved areas– Sudhir Rao, Associate VP-Head Marketing and Corporate Communications, CIFCL
I enrolled myself for the auto and auto components course primarily to learn a skill in which I had no previous exposure and to broaden my professional opportunities. While this objective was met, I also gained additional value through development of soft skills, specifically communication, and an overall enhancement of my personality. Being a person who was apprehensive to even stand before a crowd, today I have set a personal goal to become a trainer and extend the knowledge and skill gained through the training to many others.- Subhashini, Beneficiary, Tamil Nadu
Aravindan Boopathy - Trained as a Customer Relations Executive at PCFCT, Chennai
Aravindan, along with his 4-member family, lives in Polleri village of Tamil Nadu. His father, who is engaged in farming, was the only earning member of the family. With a monthly household income of Rs. 10,000 it was a challenge to meet all the financial requirements of the family. Aravindan saw the training program offered by PCFCT as the ideal opportunity for him to increase his employability, secure a good job and contribute towards the financial stability of his family.
After completion of the training Aravindan was fully trained on the techniques for handling customer relations. Apart from the core training component, the training process gave a boost to his personality and self-confidence and oriented him to the nuances of on-the-job interactions with colleagues, seniors and clients. After completion of the training, Aravindan was placed with a monthly income of Rs. 12,000. The job provides him full scope to utilize the knowledge inputs received from the training on handling customer relations. He wants to become in entrepreneur in agricultural by-products like pesticides in future.