Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India Collaborates with National Skill Development Corporation

New Delhi, December 2022.

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) – a joint venture between Arcelor Mittal and Nippon Steel –today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to provide digital skills training to more than 1600young people across the country.

The initiative aims to motivate young people from four states – Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat,and Maharashtra –and equip them with vocational skills that will support their ability to secure and undertake employment in roles such as IT helpdesk attendant, and data entry operator.

This is the second digital training initiative by AM/NS India in partnership with NSDC. An initial programme, announced in August 2021, has so far seen556 out of a total of 800candidates successfully trained in a range of digital skills and will ensure at least 70% placement in this project. The success of the programme has led to its renewal, with a target to double the number of young people who will benefit, as well as larger catchment areas, including Kendrapara, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Dantewada.

This public-private partnership sitswithin the framework of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, withAM/NS India providing financial sponsorship for eligible candidates to be trained in the coming year as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme.

Mr. Shingo Nakamura, Deputy Director-HR &Admin, Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), said: “We are pleased to extend our partnership with NSDC on this important initiative to equip young people across the country with skills that will help them secure employment and a path to economic prosperity”

Mr.Ved Mani Tiwari, COO& Officiating CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC),commented: “This partnership with AM/NS India will provide momentum for large-scale participation by private players in skill development. With the promised resources, NSDC will conduct digital learning sessions to train 1600 bright students from various backgrounds. This will enable them to become valuable members of the workforce.”

A launch of this partnership was held at National Skill Development Corporation, Delhi with participants includingMr. Shingo Nakamura, Deputy Director- HR &Administration, AM/NS India; Dr. Yadvendu Vikas, Head – CSR, AM/NS India; Ms. Sangeeta Munjal, Head – Corporate Affairs, AM/NS India; Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, COO&Officiating CEO, NSDC; Mr. Sanjeeva Singh, Executive Vice President, NSDC; Mrs. Sarita Bhatia, General Manager, NSDC; among others.