Tuticorin, December 19, 2015: Sterlite Copper, a unit of Vedanta Limited under their Corporate Social Responsibility has initiated the Project Tamira Muthukkal for facilitating skill development training to youth by helping them earn their living through technical skills in association with Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS).
At the end of the training course today (19.12.2015) the certificates were distributed to the project beneficiaries at Sterlite Tamira Muthukkal Skill Development School, Thoothukudi. Ms G Jerina Bubby, Assistant Director, MSME Development Institute, Thoothukudi distributed the certificates to the project beneficiaries in the presence of Sterlite Copper Officials Mr S Anandakumar, Head Power Plant, Thermal Power Division of Vedanta Limited, Tuticorin, Dr R Kailasam, Chief Medical Officer & Head CSR and ILFS Regional Head Mr KM Rajan. The trainees have shared their experiences during these skill development courses and expressed their gratitude to Sterlite Copper.
Livelihood is one of the focus areas of Sterlite Copper’s CSR to enhance the employability of the youth since 2008 as “Coastal Livelihood Project” (CLP) in partnership with NGOs and vocational training institutes. Earlier 1200 have been trained in the disciplines like Computer Training, Beautician, Nursing Assistant, Cell Phone Mechanic, Embroidery, Tailoring and Shipping Management. The success of the programme is evident by the employment provided to 864 young students. As part of our continue care to the community CLP has metamorphosed as “Tamira Muthukkal“ with the objective to mobilize, motivate and train unemployed, unskilled youth and facilitate suitable employment linkages within or outside the district.
Since 2014, Sterlite Copper in association with IL&FS Institute of Skills is conducting three vocational training courses such as Electrician, Data Entry Operation cum Tally and Sewing Machine Operation. So far 298 youth have completed their training in 9 batches and 60% of them are employed. Currently, 50 young beneficiaries were trained under the two months vocational training courses, out of which 25 students got employment through campus placement drive.
Vedanta Limited (Vedanta Ltd) is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves exploring and processing minerals and oil & gas. The Company produces oil & gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power and has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Ireland, Australia, Liberia and Sri Lanka.
Vedanta Ltd is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. Sustainable Development is at the core of Vedanta’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. Vedanta Ltd is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India, and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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