Eicher, SGBS Unnati Foundation and Rotary join hands for Skilled India

India 29 December 2016: Eicher Group, the well known vehicle manufacturer in India in partnership with SGBS Unnati Foundation and the Rotary Club of Madras, has rolled out a Vocational Training Program called "Eicher Academy for Skills”.

The sole purpose of this Academy is to enable youngsters and young adults to pick up essential skills and provide assistance in securing a job with Small and Medium Businesses. The training programme will be held at the Industrial School, Selaiyur, which is a part of the Rotary Club of Madras.

Elaborating on the Eicher Academy for Skills, Mr. G. Sekar, Director, Eicher Group Foundation said, “Youngsters are the future of this country and one of the greatest strengths India has. Our programme is aimed at providing skills to these youth, giving them an opportunity to grow professionally. We are thankful to SGBS Unnati Foundation and Rotary Club of Madras for partnering with us in this noble endeavour.”

Dr. Arulmozhi Varman, President, Rotary Club of Madras said, “Rotary’s thrust is also on providing quality education and eradicating illiteracy. So, when this proposition was put to us, we readily agreed and offered our space for the Students to undergo this vocational training program.”

The vocational training programme will run for 50 days. The courses offered as part of this training include Spoken English, Basic Computer Training, Tally, Life Skills and Values Training. The programme is being offered free of cost to youth above the age of 18 years, who are unable to complete their formal education and come from weak financial backgrounds. SGBS Unnati Foundation will also assist the candidates in finding suitable jobs after they undergo the basic training.

For registrations, references or more details, please call: viswanathan.a@unnatiblr.org/ 97907 24069

Images of Eicher, SGBS Unnati Foundation and Rotary join hands for Skilled India

Eicher, SGBS Unnati Foundation and Rotary join hands for Skilled India

Photo Caption: 

1. From L to R: Mr. G. Sekar, Sr. Vice President, Eicher Group Foundation, Rtn Dr Arulmozhi Varman, President, Rotary Club of Madras, and Mr Ramesh Swamy, Director, SGBS Unnati Foundation, Mr. Arul Ananda Prabu, Assistant Manager, HR – Royal Enfield.

Eicher, SGBS Unnati Foundation and Rotary join hands for Skilled India
 2. Students enrolled in the program are seen along with the dignitaries

Eicher, SGBS Unnati Foundation and Rotary join hands for Skilled India

Eicher, SGBS Unnati Foundation and Rotary join hands for Skilled India

About Unnati Foundation:

Unnati with its core philosophy ‘Learn, Earn and Stand Tall’ aims at youth empowerment. It is a vocational training and transformation program which will help the underprivileged youth to secure stable employment. Unnati is a 50-day vocational training program offered at a subsidized cost to the underprivileged less educated, unemployed and economically backward youth with an assured job. Unnati enables inclusive growth by empowering families below poverty line.

About Eicher Motors Limited:

Eicher Motors Limited (EML) is the flagship company of the Eicher Group, which was a catalyst in the green revolution in India with the production of India’s first agricultural tractor in 1959. EML is now a leading player in the Indian automotive space. Eicher Motors owns the iconic Royal Enfield motorcycle business, which leads the premium motorcycle segment in India. EML’s joint venture with the Volvo group, VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, designs, manufactures and markets reliable, fuel-efficient trucks and buses. EML’s joint venture with US based Polaris Industries Inc formed in 2012, Eicher Polaris Private Ltd. (EPPL) launched the Multix, a new 3-in-1 vehicle purpose built for the independent businessman in June 2015. As of April 1st 2016, Eicher Motors Limited became a part of the Nifty 50 Index. Please visit our website: www.eichermotors.com

About Rotary Club of Madras:

The Rotary Club of Madras was inaugurated on 10th May 1929 and Chartered on 19th July 1929, making it the first Rotary Club in South India & erstwhile Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Rotary Club of Madras is the third oldest Club in India, after Calcutta and Bombay. Over the years, leading luminaries from various businesses, professions & vacations have been Members of the Rotary Club of Madras. Guided by the theme, “Service above Self”, the Club is credited with pioneering work in the area of eradicating Red Measles and with the Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme, adopted by Rotary International. Today, the Club has 254 Members, who are distinguished citizens of Chennai and leaders in their chosen businesses/professions/vocations.