Bhubaneswar: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) Pvt. Ltd today (HCCBPL) today felicitated 40 students who successfully completed a skill training program from Career Development Centre (CDC), Khordha. The students were presented with certificates by the Chief Guest,Shri Rajendra Kumar Sahoo, Member of Legislative Assembly, Khordha, Odisha. Also present on the occasion were Mohan Singh, Cluster Head- Supply Chain, HCCB, Umesh Malik, Vice President- Public Affairs & Communication, HCCB and Joydeep Roy, Factory Manager, HCCB,Khordha.
The Career Development Centre is an initiative of in partnership with the NIIT Foundation. The objective of CDC isto give unemployed and underserved rural youth with skill training to enhance their employability potential. The training courses are designed to meet the job requirements of the organized sector.
HCCB’s Khordha Career Development Centre was established in 2014. Since its inception the Centre has successfully provided skill training to over 1100 youth. Over 800 of them have been placed with various companies like Vision Plus, Kolkata Mart, Reliance Fresh, Success Point Computers, MahaShaki Foundation, Karvy, V2 Mart and Sakha Seva Sangha among others earning an average monthly salary of over Rs. 7000.
While handing out the certificates to CDC students,Chief Guest of the occasion Shri Rajendra Kumar Sahoo, Member of Legislative Assembly, Khordha, Odisha,applauded the company for its initiative. He added that the youth of Khordha are making the most of good initiatives like the Career Development Centre program by Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverage and such certifications not only empower the youth but also make Odisha a progressive state, contributing to the overall development of the nation. He congratulatedyouth who successfully completed their training and prepared themselves for a better future.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Umesh Malik, Vice President – Public Affairs & Communication, HCCBPL, said, “I would like to congratulate all the 40 students for their hard work and zeal to equip themselves with new skills enabling their entry into economic mainstream. In today’s age, it is critical for youth to be equipped with the right skill sets so as to leverage gainful employment opportunities. We feel proud to be able to support them in this process. I wish them good luck as they embark upon a new journey and hope they are able to achieve success.”
Mr. Joydeep Roy, Factory Manager, Khordha Bottling plant welcomed Chief Guest and others. Mr. Mohan Singh, Cluster Head – Supply Chain, North & East proposed Vote of Thanks.
In addition to Khordha, there are four more CDCs operational currently – one each at Pirangut near Pune (Maharashtra), Bidadi near Bangalore (Karnataka), Dasna (UP) and Ameenpur in Hyderabad (Telangana). HCCB launched the CDC initiative in 2011 and till date more than 9000 youth have been trained and certified. Out of these, over 5000 have been successfully employed. More than 40% of CDC beneficiaries across most of the locations have been women.
The Centres are equipped with modern facilities such as Desktops with Internet, Audio-Visual Learning Aids and Libraries, and offer an enabling environment for education and skilling.