HCL to invest 90 Crore to set up training and skill development center in Mihan SEZ

Nagpur : Homegrown IT giant Hindustan Computers Ltd (HCL) has decided to set up a training and skill development centre in Mihan. It is expected to provide jobs to about 2,000 youths. Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) has decided to provide 50 acres land to HCL in Mihan special economic zone (SEZ) on long term lease.

HCL will invest Rs 90 crore for its training centre and will construct an office spread over 2 lakh square feet. The centre will become fully operational in 2019. The first phase will be completed in two months and 1,000 youths will get jobs. HCL is a leading software company and is mainly involved in training and skill development in information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services (ITES) sectors.

The centre will give an opportunity to youths of Vidarbha to get trained in the latest software technologies. Chance will be given to experienced as well as inexperienced persons. Special preference will be given to women candidates. The youngsters will be trained in software in healthcare, engineering, infrastructure management, financial, etc. sectors.

The lease agreement was signed by MADC managing director Vishwas Patil and HCL vice-president Vinit Vij. HCL is the third software company to set shop in Mihan. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has already started a centre in Mihan while Infosys’ centre is under construction. Several companies had promised to start operations in Mihan but the global slowdown led to scrapping of plans. It is after a gap of several months that a software company has evinced interest in Mihan.

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