The initiative has been launched with a pilot program for 1,000 apprentices, and will likely be scaled additional, Amazon India mentioned in a press release.
“The corporate goals at coaching youth whose studying journey or placement was impacted because of COVID-19 pandemic. Apprentices will likely be recognized by means of varied sources together with NSDC-accredited coaching centres (DDU-GKY Centres) and the NSDC Skilling Database,” it added.
“For us, skilling is just not solely significant however a sustainable and long-term method. We’re deeply invested in creating alternatives for the youth which can assist them safe gainful and expert employment sooner or later. We’re excited to launch the pilot program with 1,000 apprentices at our Fulfilment Centres after which scale additional with time,” Amazon India Director of Human Sources (Buyer Fulfilment) Swati Rustagi mentioned.
Throughout the six-month programme, the apprentices will likely be educated on warehousing and stock administration expertise for the roles of warehouse associates and course of associates, and can obtain a month-to-month stipend according to tips mandated beneath NAPS, the assertion mentioned.
The curriculum will encompass a mixture of classroom classes, on-the-job studying and assessments held on the fulfilment centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, it mentioned.
The coaching classes will likely be carried out with excessive customary of preventive well being and security measures together with social distancing and common sanitisation, Amazon India mentioned.
On the finish of the programme, the apprentices will likely be assessed by the Logistics Sector Talent Council and submit the evaluation, they’ll obtain a certification.
After certification, the apprentices will likely be eligible to be thought-about for accessible seasonal and full-time employment alternatives.
In September 2019, Amazon India introduced its partnership with Sol’s ARC, an NGO, to coach and create employment alternatives for younger adults with autism and mental disabilities.
“It’s encouraging to see massive job creators like Amazon furthering our imaginative and prescient to boost employability of the youth. We’re assured that this apprentice program will assist create a talented workforce which can vastly profit our communities and the economic system,” Anita Srivastava, Joint Director at Ministry of Talent Improvement And Entrepreneurship, mentioned.