Bokaro: Committed to the national vision of promoting skill development among the youth, Vedanta-Electrosteel Steels Limited (ESL) recently announced the setting up of a multi-trade residential training center and a center of excellence in Jharkhand. In convergence with the Government, and ensuring 80 percent employability, the Vedanta ESL Skill School will help train 550 youth in the next three years.
As a sustainable and responsible steel player, ESL is deeply committed to the cause of rural and community development, with multiple initiatives devoted to creating an impact on 60,000 lives in 27 villages. ESL believes in creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for people from less fortunate households. It has created skill development programs to develop and enhance people’s abilities to receive job opportunities.
The company has set up 11 Sewing Training Centres and 2 Skill Training Centres which train the youth in basic computer applications, mobile repairing, manufacture of industrial hand gloves, and to become beauticians and general duty assistants. Under the Jivika program, ESL is planning to undertake the skill training of Mushroom production soon. To date, over 460 youth have trained in these centers.
CEO ESL Pankaj Malhan said, “ESL is focusing on skill development of the youth at the grassroots level. The goal of the skill center is to offer vocational training that improves employability and offers entrepreneurship opportunities to the youth.”
In line with the Government of India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat vision, we will continue to actively facilitate skill development in all areas and encourage everyone to become self-reliant. We wholeheartedly support socio-economic development in Bokaro district and the state of Jharkhand, he said
“We are committed to contributing to the quality of life and social well-being of communities where we operate and beyond. With the Vedanta Skill School, we hope to create better opportunities for all the people around us,” said Ashish Ranjan, Head – Community Relations ESL.
Gayatri Kumari, 22, honed her nursing skills at Vedanta Skill schools with six months of strenuous training in the nursing department.
“I am honored to experience advanced training at Vedanta ESL Skill School. It has been a great learning experience for me. The training has been a stepping stone in my nursing career. The dedicated senior management and mentors helped me and the other trainees in providing the best learning and training experience one can wish for,” said Gayatri Kumari, Nurse at Savitri Surgicare.
In addition to the Skill school, ESL also works closely with many Self-Help Groups (SHGs) under their women development programs that have helped more than 283 women beneficiaries. Under the Jivika initiative, ESL in partnership with the Jharkhand state government plans to train more than 1500 women in the next three years, training them on small-scale activities such as puffed rice and phenyl production.