Lenovo-Motorola CSR Skilling Program

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Lending support to the Skill India mission Lenovo and Motorola kicked off their flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) program for 2019 by inaugurating their fifth skill academy in Ghaziabad on 1st November 2018. The program has a reach across 7 locations – Bhubaneswar, Ernakulam, Jodhpur, Mysore, Trichy, Chandigarh and Delhi NCR. Over a period of three years, more than 6,900 youth from economically deprived backgrounds will receive skills training in job roles such as laptop and mobile repair services, IT/ITeS, and retail trades. Edubridge, a training partner of the National Skill Development Corporation, is also a part of this initiative to execute the program on the ground. The primary aim is to impart technical skills to unskilled youth in the age group of 18-30 years to boost their employability potential.

CSR is an important facet of skills training which is steadily gaining recognition from corporate India. The India CSR Outlook Report 2018 by CSR Box has projected that CSR funding in India will cross the Rs. 50,000 crore mark by March 2019 of which education and skills development projects are likely to benefit from Rs. 15,000 crores.

We have looked at other key findings from this report in our post ‘Recognising the Value of Vocational Training and Skills-Based Education in CSR Agendas’.