101 Rural youth Skilled and awarded Certification – gets placed within Amara Raja Group
658 students so far have been placed in Amara Raja Group Companies in regular rolls.
Tirupati, 10 September, 2018: Reaffirming its commitment to increase socio-economic development of rural India by skilling youth from these areas and ensuring that they can build a sustainable livelihood, Amara Raja Skill Development Centre today conferred certificates in “Multi Skill Technician” to 101 students, during the convocation ceremony of its 6th batch. The ceremony was organized at the Institute’s premises at Petamitta, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. The awardees include 67 Boys and 34 Girls. All of them are now placed within Amara Raja Group.
The batch, comprising youth from rural background, received the certificates at the ceremony held in the presence of Dr. Ramachandra N Galla, Amara Raja Group Founder & Chairman, Mr. Jaikrishna B., President – Group HR, Corporate Communications & New Business Development, among other Executives of Amara Raja Group. The parents of the students were also present at the convocation.
Speaking at the convocation, Dr. Ramachandra N Galla, Founder & Chairman, Amara Raja Group, said, “We strongly believe that skilling the rural youth can bring about significant and sustainable socio-economic growth overall. The Multi Skill Technician course at ARSDC is designed to change the lives of not just the youth getting the training but also their families and many others around them. Apart from making them confident individuals, it also prepares them to contribute meaningfully to the society and the country at large.”
“Our Skill development Centre had been skilling rural youth since 2014 and all of them so far have been successfully placed within Amara Raja companies. Going forward, ARSDC is also set to design customized skill development courses and offer to other Industries, if they have the need for skilling and absorbing rural youth into their operations. Rajanna Trust, the CSR wing of Amara Raja, which have been spear heading these Skill initiatives are also planning to open the next Skill Development in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati near Guntur.”, he added.
The ‘Multi Skill Technician Course’ is 18 months, fully residential course (blended with class room learning, workshops, sports, games, on the job training and various other cultural activities) offered free of cost to the rural youth. While the Students undergo on the job training at different factories, the Companies offer them stipend too.
As many as 341 Students, including 276 boys and 65 girls are undergoing training in ARSDC now. So far 658 students had been placed in various companies of the Amara Raja Group on permanent rolls from Batch-1 to Batch-6, including 493 boys and 165 girls. The course’s key objective is to provide systematic Technical & Non-Technical Training to rural youth, in order to help them inculcate both life and job skills. Students who have cleared the 10th standard or Intermediate passed or failed students are considered with a minimum age of 17 years and maximum of 22 years. ARSDC has the latest infrastructure, well equipped class rooms, laboratories and workshops. The institute encompasses mechanical fitting shops, machine shops, welding shops, electrical labs, electronics labs and computer labs. Specially designed curriculum is developed by ARSDC with the inputs from industry to bridge the skill gap. The campus also has playgrounds and a hostel with capacity of 504 for boys and 240 for girls.
Amara Raja Skill Development Centre (ARSDC), a flagship Skill Development Centre is run by the Rajanna Trust, which is under the patronage of the Amara Raja Group, started functioning from 17th July 2014. ARSDC was started with the sole aim of enhancing the employability of the rural youth by developing their technical and life skills through innovative method of training on technical and soft skills. The facility was started by the Amara Raja Group with an investment of around Rs.30 crores at Pettamitta, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, and a committed Annual Maintenance Expenditure of Rs4.5 crores. The Skill development course prepared for the students focuses not only on technical skills, but also lays its emphasis on making students better team players and respectable disciplined citizens. To fulfill this aim, the program emphasizes on various games and sports, such as football, volleyball, basketball, chess, yoga and various other physical and mental capability-building exercises. The course was designed taking into consideration the background, qualifications of the rural youth and the requirements of the Industry. Moving forward in line with the skill initiative, the Amara Raja Group is committed to developing skilled resources that would contribute to the development of the Nation and in turn give the rural youth an opportunity to channelize their talent.
About Amara Raja Group
Amara Raja is amongst India’s leading business conglomerates with interests spanning verticals from the production of lead acid batteries (AMARON brand), power conversion products, sheet metal products, precision components, electronic products, Infrastructure Development, industrial services to food processing. Amara Raja Group of companies with their flagship company Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, are one of the largest manufacturers of Automotive and Industrial batteries in India. Amara Raja Group employs a work force of over 14000 people with an estimated Net revenue of around Rs 7,755 crores (USD 1.2 billion) during financial year 2017-18.