Following the past success of Skill Development initiatives in 2015-16 & 2017-18, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 28 th March, 2018 for Financial Assistance for Employment Oriented Training and Skill Development Programme for SC/ST/OBC/Women, Unemployed Youth & people belonging to EWS.
This CSR initiative of AAI, to be implemented during 2018-19, will have 2000 beneficiaries. The MOA was signed by Shri Sanjeev Jindal (GM-CSR), AAI and Shri Ashutosh Bhardwaj, (Director – Corporate Affairs) of CIDC in the presence of Shri G K Chaukiyal (ED-CSR), AAI, Shri Ajay Kumar, AGM (HR), AAI & Shri. B. N. Rao, Sr. Manager CIDC.
The program is aimed at providing job oriented skill development and training to the marginalized and economically weaker sections of the society in five zones namely South, West, East, North and North Eastern.
The training will be provided in CIDC centres and will help in skill development of rural youth, women, SC/ST/OBC and other marginalized sections in construction sector whereby they can be gainfully employed.
This partnership will eventually help in poverty reduction, rise in self-esteem of the individuals and value addition to their skills.
The initiative will play an important role in livelihood promotion of people from backward and remote areas as well as help them gain meaningful employment leading to their social and economic upliftment.