Skilling for a better future

Mahindra Group’s skilling initiatives have empowered the nation’s youth to better understand and effectively contribute towards the emerging needs across various sectors

World Youth Skills Day is celebrated annually on July 15, to raise awareness of the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, entrepreneurship, and decent work. The day also aims to highlight the importance of investing in youth skills as a means of promoting employment and sustainable development. This aligns with Mahindra's ongoing skilling initiatives across various sectors.

By aligning their skilling programmes with global sustainability goals, Mahindra continues to contribute significantly to youth empowerment and community development.

Mahindra Susten: Just Transition and Renewable Energy

Emphasising a fair and inclusive shift to a green economy, Mahindra is investing in skilling initiatives in the renewables sector, ensuring equitable opportunities for youth in sustainable development.

In 2017, Mahindra Susten launched its Centre of Excellence, a solar PV training and reskilling centre in Karjat. The centre has a training capacity of 18,000 man-hours per annum and aims to build the capability of Susten’s third-party employees, contractors, and sub-contractors, and Susten’s employees. The centre operates a variety of programmes, with its 3-month programme on solar PV being critical to addressing the identified skills gap. The programme includes a mixture of classroom learning and practical learning (e.g., hand-on training, workshops and collaborative learning).

Mahindra Pride Classroom

The Group's flagship employability skills programme, Mahindra Pride Classrooms (MPC), was launched as a youth skilling initiative and has now evolved into an all-women programme to support the nation's priority of increasing women's labour force participation in the formal economy. Mahindra Pride Classrooms offer 40–120-hour training modules led by expert trainers for final-year female students in Government and Government-aided Colleges, ITIs, and Polytechnic Institutes across India.

Agri and Farm Skilling

The Mahindra PRERNA initiative empowers women farmers through training in regenerative agriculture practices to enhance soil fertility, crop productivity, and income levels. It also provides exposure to good agricultural and farm mechanisation practices, including soil health training, access to gender-friendly farm equipment, and resource-efficient methodologies to boost farm-based livelihoods.

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