Tata Group and Maharashtra Government to start a project ” to train and employ rural youth – Free of Cost “

The Maharashtra government has decided to tie up with the Tata Group’s hospitality branch to set up a skill training facility at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), at Lonavala. It aims at training rural area students and giving them job in their hotels.

According to Maharashtra government officials, they are making the agreement with the Tata Strive to undertake this as the pilot project.

“The Taj group faculty will train these rural area students and give them 100% placement. This initiative will generate the employment in the rural areas,” said Deepak Kapoor, Principal Secretary of the Skill Development department. The 30 student batch will be trained in the Tata facilities at Lonavala which will include lectures and practicals in digital form.

“If this pilot projects succeeds, then the same model will be replicated in other parts of the state. We are planning to start these demanded courses at the 100 government owned ITIs in state,” Kapoor added. The training for students will be free of cost with the government bearing 30% cost of training while the remaining will be shared by Taj group.

Another official from the Skill Development department said that the Central government is also focusing on generating jobs through the Skill Development department with the help of Tata’s Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) fund and resources. “We have decided to tap such sectors which are in demand and neglected for last several years. We want to start job oriented courses,” adding that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had applauded this initiative and had given his support,” said the official.

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