LANXESS India has established a skill development centre in Thane as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme to provide training to aspiring candidates looking for suitable employability. The LANXESS B-ABLE Skill Centre in Thane has been set up in association with BASIX Academy for Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-ABLE) who is the implementation partner for the project.
The project which started in January, 2019 is focused on providing skill development training for the youth who are unskilled, semi-skilled, school drop-outs and who come from the underprivileged sections living in the periphery of Thane. The candidates who are from BPL (Below Poverty Line) families have been targeted under this training programme.
This programme has been designed for 3 years starting from Thane in the first year, Jhagadia in the second and Nagda in the third year with nearly 125 candidates being trained each year.
The first batch of 56 candidates has successfully completed its course and a total of 24 candidates have been placed with different companies while 18 candidates from the sewing machine course have set up their own tailoring jobs.
Commenting on the project, Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, LANXESS India, said: “Lack of higher education due to any reason should not be a hindrance in employability opportunities for the underprivileged youth of our nation. Through this project we have attempted to provide skills to such youth that will help them sustain a decent livelihood. We see this project as a small gesture in contributing positively to the country’s skill development goals.”