Pune: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd (HCCBPL), today felicitated 80 students who completed skill training program from Career Development Centre (CDC), Pirangut. The students were presented with certificates by Ms. Monica Gandhi, National Head-Skill Building (HCCBPL), in the presence of Mr. Kedar Sapre, Factory Manager, Pune plant and other dignitaries from HCCBPL.
Career Development Centre is an initiative of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. to empower educated, unemployed and underserved youth through skill training to enhance their employability potential and bring them into the employment mainstream. CDC is aimed at bringing job oriented skill training within the easy reach of the youth at a very affordable price.
HCCBPL’s Pirangut Career Development Centre was established in 2014. Since its inception, the Centre has successfully provided skill training to 894 youths. Over 900 youths, who were trained under CDC initiative, have got placed with various companies like Voss Exotech, Vulkan Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Jagdish Electronics, Bajaj Finanace, Pricall Pvt. Ltd, Hindustan Coca-Cola, Relaince Fresh, Enginetech and TRW to name a few.
Speaking at the felicitation ceremony, Ms. Monica Gandhi said, “Our CDCs not only provide a skilled pool of talent to the industry but also focus on the India’s agenda of inclusive growth. This initiative is also closely aligned with Government’s “Skill India” programme which aims at providing training and skill development. Youth being the core strength of any nation, this initiative will further give them a direction and bring them into the mainstream. I congratulate all these young people who have successfully completed their training and getting integrated into the economic mainstream.”
Speaking at the felicitation ceremony Mr. Kedar Sapre, Factory Manager, Pirangut Plant said, “It is a proud moment for us at HCCBPL to see how CDC is bridging the gap between employability and employment. In today’s competitive age, it is critical for the youth to be equipped with the right skill sets, which enhances their employability potential as well as entrepreneurial ability. I congratulate all these young people who have successfully completed their training and wish them all the luck for their future endeavors.”
In addition to Pirangut, currently, there are four more CDCs operational – one each at Khordha near Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), Bidadi near Bangalore (Karnataka), Dasna (UP) and Ameenpur in Hyderabad (Telangana). Each centre is equipped with modern training facilities, offering job oriented skill training in Basic IT, Service Industry and Retail imparted by certified trainers. Till date, 5578 youths across all CDC centres have been graduated out of which approximately 38% are women.