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JSL Foundation and NIIT Foundation Unveil Career Development Centre at Jajpur, OrissaState-of-the-art centre to provide job-oriented training program in Hardware and Networking to the underserved youth of Orissa
Orissa, August 09, 2011: NIIT Foundation (NF), set up to provide world-class education and training to the under-served communities, and JSL Foundation (JF), today entered into a strategic partnership to provide job-oriented training in Hardware and Networking to the youth from the underserved sections of the society. The state-of-the-art Career Development Centre in Jajpur, Orissa was inaugurated by Mr. Ratan Jindal, MD & CEO, JSL Stainless Ltd. Also present on the occasion were Mrs. Deepika Jindal, Brig. Rajiv Williams, Corporate head- CSR, JSL Stainless Ltd.  and Ms. Sapna Moudgil, Implementation Head, NIIT Foundation.
Under the partnership, NIIT Foundation will draw upon its expertise to impart skill based training backed by placement opportunities to the eligible students. JSL Institute of Industrial Training (JSL-IIT), a not-for-profit training facility set up and operated by JF, will provide the space and other necessary infrastructure to operate the centre. The Career Development Centre aims to train over 120 students living in the vicinity every year.
Mr. Ratan Jindal, MD & CEO, JSL Stainless Ltd., remarked, “We are pleased to join hands  with NIIT Foundation for this project that will give us an opportunity to contribute towards the overall development of society.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Sapna Moudgil, Implementation Head, NIIT Foundation said, “Although India is on a growth path, we are still grappling with challenges of unemployment and under employment in semi-urban and rural areas, due to lack of right skill sets required by the industry. To address this concern, we are happy to partner with JSL Foundation to help create a pool of job-ready workforce from the underserved sections of the society.”
The state-of-the-art NIIT Career Development Centre will offer 18 months course and training program in Hardware and Networking to the youth from the underserved sections of the society. The course has been designed and customized by NIIT Foundation to help students learn about latest technologies in Hardware and Networking space and enhance their existing skills with aim to make them job-ready in a short period. Employment assistance will be provided to the eligible students.
Students will be selected on the basis of eligibility criteria set by the NIIT Foundation. Also, deserving candidates will get scholarships and discounts depending on the merit.
About JSL Foundation
JSL Foundation works for the wellbeing of the community and is involved in multiple community development activities including development of employable skills among youth, improvement in quality of education and healthcare, creation of livelihood opportunities for the poor, empowerment of women and promotion of sports. JSL Foundation is supported by JSL Stainless Ltd.
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
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 18 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school management).
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with IIM Ahmadabad, IIM Kolkata, IIM Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi. NIIT Imperia also offers specialized courses in Finance in association with KPMG and on Digital Marketing with Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-Genpact venture.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
NIIT delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform.
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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