Hyundai announces Skill Development Initiative ‘SAKSHAM’ to boost Employment opportunities

To provide impetus to the Govt. of India’s, Skill India Mission
  • Phase I of ‘SAKSHAM’ to focus on Maharashtra, Delhi & Haryana
  • Phase II to focus on Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar
  • ‘SAKSHAM’ aims to provide employment opportunities to approximately 290 people in Phase I
  • A total of 580 people expected to be trained in 2 phases by end of 2020
Mumbai, December 07, 2020 : Hyundai Motor India Foundation, the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. today announced its Skill Development Initiative ‘SAKSHAM’ to boost Employment opportunities in diverse sectorsThe outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has increased the job losses adding to the stress of certain sectors especially healthcare. Apart from shortage of doctors and nurses, there is a huge requirement of support staff like attendants, medical assistants and skilled janitors. To cater to the shortage of skilled manpower, ‘SAKSHAM’ initiative will be first carried out in healthcare sector creating more livelihood opportunities for the unemployed youth.
Commenting on commencement of the program, Mr. S.S Kim, MD &CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Under the aegis of our global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, Hyundai aims to alleviate the challenges faced by youth during these trying times. Our initiative ‘SAKSHAM’ is aimed at empowering the vulnerable sections of society to become self-reliant. ‘SAKSHAM’ initiative is a step towards a sustainable economic development much needed to bridge the widening employment gap created by the Covid-19 pandemic. The courses are certified by National Skill development Corporation, which will help them in their future endeavors.”
The program will offer several employment-oriented courses across sectors. The first project in healthcare domain will run in 2 phases covering states of Maharashtra, Delhi and Haryana in first and state of Bihar in second phase along with few more states in the future.
The project will provide both theoretical and on-job training modules to the individuals followed by placements. Post the training, students will be absorbed as Patient Attendants, Janitors, General Duty Attendants, etc. The project is expected to place about 580 trainees till December 2020.
About HMIL
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the number one car exporter since inception in India. It currently has 11 car models across segments SANTRO, GRAND i10, GRAND i10 NIOS, all-new i20, AURA, VENUE, Spirited New VERNA, All New CRETA, ELANTRA, New 2020 TUCSON & KONA Electric. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts of advanced production, quality and testing capabilities.
HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 88 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Asia Pacific. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 511 dealers and more than 1,330 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million-dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavours to be a centre of excellence in automobile engineering.