PANJIM, India, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HDFC Bank, under its flagship CSR programme Parivartan, today launched skill training initiative for 6,900 youth in Goa in collaboration with Wipro GE Healthcare and United Way Delhi (UWD). Beneficiaries associated with skilling institutes will be imparted training for various non-technical job roles in the healthcare sector. Apart from training, the students will be provided assistance in job placements. The initiative aims at reducing the supply-gap of trained manpower in the existing healthcare system and to strengthen the nation’s healthcare workforce. Nationally, this initiative will train and provide employment to youth over the span of 2 years across 13 states of India.
The initiative was officially launched at the Old Asilo Centre in Mapusa, Goa by Ashish Jain, CEO, Healthcare Sector Skill Council and Deepali Nayak, Director- Directorate of Women and Child Development and Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development.
“HDFC Bank is transforming lives of millions of Indians through Parivartan,” said Nusrat Pathan, CSR Head of Parivartan, HDFC Bank, “Sustainable development happens with commitment to creating change over a long-time frame. The bank stands shoulder to shoulder with all stakeholders in the society to make a difference in educating the youth to help them secure their future with better employment opportunities. We cannot make a difference alone, but together we can definitely bring #Parivartan.”
HDFC Bank along with its partners aims to significantly ramp up existing healthcare, educational and employment infrastructure in Goa. The program would improve training quality and equip beneficiaries with a skill set that will help them secure better employment opportunities.
The 6,900 beneficiaries will be imparted skill-based training for job roles in GDA advance, phlebotomy technician and hospital front desk coordinator. Apart from training, the students will also get placement support for jobs in the healthcare sector. This would provide trained healthcare workforce and reduce the prominent patient-to-attendee gap.
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