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February 26, 2018

Konica Minolta launches Youth Skill Development Program in India

Noida : Konica Minolta has launched Youth Skill Development Program (YSDP)  to overcome their major challenges of customer engineers’ attrition and scarce skilled manpower. The  company has collaborated has partnered with Care Skills Academy in Noida to support its north operating partners. This academy is an authorized training partner of ESSCI (Electronic Sector Skills Council of India) working under the aegis of NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation).

YSDP is a program designed on methodology and backed by expertise required to produce industry-specific skilled manpower. Twenty candidates will attend this program that will end in two months. Post this training, ESSCI personnel will examine the candidates and certify them with NSDC certification. This training and certification will provide beginners with the competencies to meet the industry expectation for reliable services and achieve customer satisfaction. YSDP aims at 100 percent job placement for certified candidates.

The two primary objectives that Konica Minolta aspires to achieve from the initiative include producing industry-specific skilled manpower and lowering the attrition rate which is a major challenge in the Indian industry.

The cost of the entire program flagged off from December 1, 2016, including the expenses of training, food and accommodation, will be borne by Konica Minolta. The two-month program is also expected to benefit the beginners spanning across a host of varied subjects including basic English language, basic electronics and mechanical training, soft skills, Xerographic theory (B&W and color machines), as well as hardware and software training for Konica Minolta multifunction printers.

Yuji Nakata, managing director, Konica Minolta, said: ‘We are committed to make the ambitious ‘’Skill India Initiative’’ a viable success in the country via contributing in producing highly skilled human resources. We are delighted to collaborate with Care Skills Academy in this regard to ensure a bright and prosperous future of the country’s youths as well as ease the burden of businesses in hunting for suitable talents.’

Konica Minolta has also organized a CSR program focused on child education, child protection, child rights, health and nutrition for underprivileged children in association with CRY foundation in India.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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