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APM Terminals Pipavav promotes entrepreneurship by up-skilling the local youth

APM Terminals Pipavav firmly believes that learning new skills is essential to foster economic growth, create jobs, reduce poverty/inequality, and strengthen the foundation of living standards. Social development and sustainability are at the forefront of all our CSR activities.

mahendr-khumanIn the current situation, many youngsters have either lost their employment or are unable to find right job, up skilling helps in refreshing their skills and facilitating them in getting employment or be self-employed. With this objective, we organised a week-long session of up skilling training in which more than 500 youngsters participated. 

The port is running a Project titled “Saksham”; an Employment-based skill development project. Under Saksham, we  have set up the Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (SEDI) that runs short term skill development courses in General Duty Assistant (GDA Nursing), Assistant Electrician, Computer Numerical Control (CNC Machine Operator), Customer Care Executive (CCE/BPO), Business Correspondence & Business Facilitator (BCBF), Fitter & Fabrication, Printed Circuit Board Assembly Operator (PCB) and more.

Within four years, SEDI has skilled and placed over 1,000 young adults (approximately 30% are women). The program has trained over 1,331 youth across 200 villages out of which 1,038 of them have been placed and above 40 have started their own establishments. Lifting not just Global Trade; but also, the communities around us by upskilling.