In 2013, ICICI Foundation launched a national-level initiative, ICICI Academy for Skills (ICICI Academy) to meet the demand for skilled labour and create sustainable livelihood opportunities for underprivileged youth. The Academy offers industry – relevant and job-oriented vocational training in 12 technical and office skills. At present, there are 27 Academies across the country that provide free of cost training empowers the youth to build a better future for the nation and themselves.
To ensure that these courses are relevant to the industry, curriculum design and content development including the setting up of labs and training of the trainers is undertaken by our Knowledge Partners. These Partners are leaders in their respective industries – for example, Voltas for Central Air Conditioning Repair and Schneider Electric India Foundation for Electric & Home Appliance Repair.
ICICI Academy for Skills provides placement assistance to trainees through industry partnerships, and have continued to achieve 100% placement for all their trained youth. Till date, we have collaborated with over 1,300 industry partners including Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, Ujjivan Financial Services, Eureka Forbes Ltd, Karvy Data Management Services, Janalakshmi Financial Services, HBD Financial Services Pvt Ltd, Apollo Pharmacy Pvt Ltd, Reliance Retail.