TASK-HCCB deal to train 10,000 students in Telangana

HCCB and the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), set forth the MoU to help college students in the State gain job skills



HYDERABAD: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), one of India's leading FMCG companies, and the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), set forth the MoU on Tuesday to help college students in the State gain job skills. Under this association, HCCB and TASK would jointly work towards training 10,000 college students from Telangana in the next two years. They announced that 70 percent of the beneficiaries from this program would be from rural areas and 30 percent from urban areas.

HCCB and TASK launched the initiative in the presence of Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, IT, E&C, Jayesh Ranjan, TASK CEo Srikanth Sinha, and Associate Vice President Public Affairs and Communication HCCB Kalyan Ranjan and other dignitaries.

A kick off training session was conducted at the event today, which saw the participation of over 100 college students gaining insights on essentials skills.

As per the MoU, the training sessions for students from urban areas would be held virtually, while those for students from rural areas would be held in physical classrooms. TASK would work on creating the batches of students, identifying locations for the physical classroom sessions and the calendar for these training sessions. HCCB on the other hand would work towards developing the content, identifying the trainers, conducting the Train the Trainers program (TTT) to create and expand a pool of expert trainers and conducting the virtual and physical classroom sessions.

Launching the initiative, Jayesh Ranjan said that this was a joint initiative between HCCB and Government of Telangana skilling arm TASK to impart skill training to over 10,000 youth in two years. He further added that TASK would also look at joint certification of skilled youth completing their training from Career Development Centre - a skill development centre being run by HCCB – in partnership with NIIT Foundation.

Speaking about the association, Srikanth Sinha said, "TASK is steadfast in its aim to impart job skills to the youth and forming partnerships with companies like HCCB, which are committed to bridging the skill gap for young students. We appreciate the association with HCCB as this sets an example for other organisations to come forward and contribute towards building a skilling ecosystem in Telangana."

Kamlesh Kumar Sharma said, "We are delighted to get this MoU with TASK underway and launch the initiative with the support of our Learning & Development Team. Over the years, we have built great expertise in skill building for the educated, unemployed youth through our Career Development Centres that we run in different parts of the country. Our association with TASK will help us channel this expertise to the underserved youth in the state. We are pleased that the long-term strategic partnership that we have with the Govt of Telangana allows us to play a part in the growth and development of the state."

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