HCCB felicitates students completing skill training at Career Development Centre Pirangut

19 Feb 2019 08:48 PM

Pune, July 12, 2017: 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.

About Career Development Centre

Launched in April 2014 at Pirangut, Pune the Career Development Centre is an HCCBPL initiative in partnership with the NIIT Foundation. The objective of the CDC is to tap into the potential of educated, unemployed and underserved rural youth and providing them with skill trainings designed to meet the entry level job requirements of the organized sector. The centre is equipped with modern facilities such as Desktops with Internet, Audio-Visual learning aids and Libraries and offers an enabling environment for learning. Since the inception, 5578 youths have been trained at five CDCs and more than 3000 successfully placed.

About Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, is one of India’s largest FMCG manufacturing and distribution companies. It is responsible for the manufacture, package, sale and distribution of beverages under the trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company. The Company owns and operates 19 factories. It also sources from and supports 11 contract packers’ plants. A network of 4,000 distributors and over 2.1 million retail outlets distribute the high quality, great tasting beverages manufactured by Hindustan Coca-Cola.

The Company has always placed high value on good citizenship and to that end, is supporting communities by enhancing skills of rural youth through Career Development Centre, improving the lives of communities around its bottling plant by very focused intervention in the areas of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and promoting sustainable agriculture through Integrated Watershed Management Projects under Public-Private-Community partnerships.

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