Mumbai: International sanitary fittings brand Grohe has announced the launch of its second Grohe Dual Tech in India, in New Delhi. After its successful run in Mumbai, Grohe, in association with Don Bosco Learning Center, is all set to train young people from economically challenged backgrounds in the region by imparting training programme in certified plumbing. The programme addresses the dual need of the industry – on one hand it supports the youth with skill development, while on the other, fills the skilled-labour supply gap.
Grohe Dual Tech aims to enhance the professionalism of the local plumbing trade. The institute will play an instrumental role in empowering the young individuals to learn plumbing skills and make a career in the Indian sanitary fittings industry.
Grohe Dual Tech, established in 2009 in Don Bosco Mumbai, is an award-winning aid project recognised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development for its innovation and significant social impact. It enrols young people from economically challenged backgrounds who strive to make a living and enables them to fulfil their true potential via feasible careers. Apart from the technical aspects, the academy also offers soft-skills training which includes the development of behavioural skills in areas such as customer relationship, etiquette and work ethics.
Renu Misra, Managing Director, Grohe India said in a statement: “The foundation of Grohe Dual Tech as an initiative stems from the realization of our responsibility towards the people and the environment. With this institutional framework we see ourselves contributing to the upliftment of underprivileged children and young people in the poorest regions. We see high demand for skilled workers in the sanitary ware and real estate space in India. The country continues to have a large number of unemployed youth. We are determined to plug this gap and create opportunities for ambitious young people.”
Since its inception, Grohe Dual Tech has trained more than 1,000 apprentices so far with a full strength batch of young individuals currently attending preparatory courses for plumbing in its Mumbai-based branch.
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