Tesco Bengaluru Join Hands with NASSCOM Foundation to Establish State's First Career Development Centre

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 13:32 Hrs
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TescoTesco, one of the world’s largest retailers collaborated with NASSCOM foundation to bring in state’s first community career development centre (CDC), with an objective to enhance the socio-economic status of youth from underprivileged communities through digital inclusion.

Speaking on this occasion, Sumit Mitra, CEO, Tesco Business Services & Tesco Bengaluru, says, “It is also vital to increase employability to maximize opportunities for vocational training, particularly for young people from underprivileged sections of the society. As IT/ITES and retail sectors are buoyant in India, empowering youngsters from less fortunate communities with essential digital skills can ultimately help improve their socio-economic status. At Tesco, Bengaluru, we are focused on extending our community engagement to bridge the digital divide. We are pleased to partner with NASSCOM Foundation to bring our vision to life.”

The Career Development Centre (CDC) will be located at Ambedkar Nagar near Whitefield and begin intake of beneficiaries for the course after the formal inauguration in October this year. Also, NASSCOM Foundation will implement the three-tiered programme which aims to touch 700 lives in the initial phase. Young XII grade pass outs with an average family income of less than 1 lakh, are eligible to participate in the program. After the successful completion of the course, beneficiaries will receive an industry recognized certificate and participation opportunities in job fairs.

Shrikant, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, says, “The Tesco community Career Development Centre is aimed to not only make the youth from the underserved communities digitally literate but also employment ready. It promises to provide the people from the local community with a chance at becoming Account Executives, Business Process Executives, Point of Sales Executives amongst others. As NASSCOM Foundation, we would like to extend our gratitude to Tesco for being the trend-setter and partnering with us for the first such center in Karnataka.”

Established in 2004, Tesco Bengaluru, is a multi-disciplinary team that aims to create a sustainable competitive advantage by standardizing processes, delivering cost savings, enabling agility and empowering our colleagues to do ever more for customers. It also develops convenient shopping platforms and pioneering products that add immense value to customers across the globe.

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