Mondelez India Inks Pact with NSDC to bridge the Skill Gap for the youth of India

New Delhi, November 2023.

Mondelez India proudly announces its partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower India’s youth through skill development, building on its decade-long commitment to community development through the ShubhAaramb program.

The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NSDC to empower 660 young individuals across six unique job roles in the districts of Bhind (Madhya Pradesh) and Pune (Maharashtra).

Commenting on this collaboration, Ophira Bhatia, Senior Director, India & Lead, AMEA, Corporate & Government Affairs at Mondelez International, stated, “We are excited to embark on this transformative journey, enabling young individuals to acquire essential skills and become valuable contributors to our nation’s workforce. This initiative aligns with Mondelez India’s commitment to fostering a brighter future for the communities we serve, and we are excited to see how this transpires for the youth of the country. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner than NSDC to help us fulfill this mission.”

Ved Mani Tiwari,CEO, NSDC said, “Community development programs like the ShubhAaramb program enable us to address specific regional needs while also aligning local industries with the demands of the job market, thereby stimulating economic growth. I firmly believe that by providing skill training to local youth in Bhind and Pune for job roles in sectors like IT-ITeS, Management, Logistics, and Tourism & Hospitality, we can significantly enhance their employability and empower them to actively engage in resolving local challenges, instilling a sense of ownership and community pride. After all, only by empowering our youth can we take a critical step towards advancing the well-being of our nation, both locally and on the global stage.”

The program will encompass Short Term Training (STT) using Qualification Pack (QP) led training modules, specifically designed for job roles in sectors such as IT-ITeS, Management, Logistics, and Tourism & Hospitality. It will include training in soft skills, skill orientation on respective job roles, tools and work methodology, followed by assessment, certification and linking to employment opportunities. The program will be tailored to the local context and aligned with the needs of the youth in the identified locations of Bhind and Pune.

Mondelez and NSDC are confident that this partnership will make a meaningful impact on the lives of the youth, opening up new horizons of opportunity through skill development and job readiness.