New Delhi - March 26, 2009: In its attempt to bridge the Education-Employability gap and create talent pool in urban slums, leading Global Talent Development Corporation, NIIT, today announced the setting up of NIIT Yuva Star, a Career Development Centre (CDC) at Jahangirpuri, New Delhi in association with NGO Navjyoti India Foundation. Dr. Kiran Bedi, General Secretary of Navjyoti India Foundation and Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Ltd., inaugurated the Career Development Centre, Jahangirpuri, New Delhi.
NIIT Yuva Star, the Career Development Centre (CDC) will serve as a vocational training centre in Jahangirpuri, providing employability skills to youth in the age group of 17-25 years. The CDC will provide relevant skills to the unemployed youth for making them employable for jobs in various industry sectors such as retail, automobile sales, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare etc. Additional skill sets will be addressed going forward as per requirements of partnering organizations. The students will be provided with internship and placements with the purpose of helping them find employment in the corporate sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Ltd., said, "NIIT Yuva Star is yet another initiative by NIIT to unleash the power of youth from urban slums."
Dr.Kiran Bedi, General Secretary, Navjyoti Foundation, said, "NIIT Yuva Star has made a great impact in the lives of the underprivileged youth of urban slums. Our foundation was set up with the aim of making the society self reliant. We are pleased to come together with NIIT for this project and hope to contribute towards the overall development of society."
NIIT Yuva Star is an initiative byt he Not-for profit education society. The NIIT Institute, setup by NIIT to empower the youth in urban slums. This is the second such centre to be established after the flagship centre at Tughlakabad Village in New Delhi. The CDCs are launched in association with the resident NGOs such as Navjyoti India Foundation for the Jahangirpuri centre.
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