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NIIT Foundation launches Career Development Centre to enhance employability among youth in DelhiState-of-the-art NIIT Yuvastar Career Development Centre at Civil Lines, Delhi, to provide job-oriented training to the underprivileged, underserved sections of society
New Delhi, August 11, 2011: NIIT Foundation (NF), set up to provide world-class education and training to the under-served communities, today unveiled state-of-the-art NIIT Yuvastar Career Development Centre at Khairati Clinic, No 2,  Raj Niwas Marg, Near Shah Auditorium, Civil Lines, Delhi. The centre was inaugurated by Mr. P Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT.  Also present on the occasion were Mrs. Raghubans Bahadur, Past-President, Mrs. Aruna Jain, President, Ms. Anita Gupta, Honorary General Secretary, and Mrs. Purnima Rai, Honorary Treasurer, from Khairati Clinic Society and Ms. Sapna Moudgil, Implementation Head NIIT Foundation. The space and infrastructural support for the CDC will be provided by Khairati Clinic Society.
NIIT Yuva Star, the Career Development Centre (CDC) will serve as a vocational training centre in the Civil Lines area, providing English, Computer, and employability skills to under-served youth in the age group 15-25 years. The eligible youth will then be placed in jobs in various industry sectors such as retail, BPO, and IT earning salaries in the range of Rs. 5000- Rs. 10,000 per month.
Speaking on the occasion, P Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT Ltd. said, “I am delighted to unveil this state-of-the-art centre at Civil Lines. This is yet another initiative by NIIT to unleash the power of youth from urban slums and contribute to development of the nation.”
NIIT Yuva Star is an initiative by NIIT Foundation to empower the youth in urban slums. This is the 20th such centre to be established in Delhi since 2008.
About NIIT Foundation
NIIT Foundation (NF), was set up in 2005 by the founders of NIIT, with the key objective of providing world-class education and training for the under-served communities.  NF has a mandate to reach the unreached, uncared and unattended to ensure inclusive development in India.
NIIT Foundation’s vision is to be global-path-breakers in employability training, gainfully employing at least 2 million under-served youth annually.
To shape the mandate, NF has commenced a number of programs that would positively impact the underprivileged of the country through various educational interventions. The intent of NF is to better understand the education and employability issues at the grassroots level and build sustainable training intervention models. NF makes critical interventions towards upgrading the skill base and employability of marginalized youth - in urban slums and rural areas.
Over the last 3 years, NF has impacted over 20,000 youth and placed over 85% of eligible candidates. The key projects under way: District Learning Centers for rural unemployed graduates (DLC)Career Development centers for urban slum youth (CDC)N-Reach program for capacity building and accreditation of NGOs (N-Reach)Technology Center for urban slum children 6-14yrs
NIIT’s innovative HR practices have been felicitated by Aon Hewitt as amongst ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’; Indian Education Awards 2011 as ‘Best Education Company to Work with’; by Great Places to Work Institute as amongst ‘Top 25 India’s Best Companies to Work for’ and First in Training & Education Industry, 2011.
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