Lanxess India sets up skill devpt centre in Mumbai

As part of its CSR programme, LANXESS India Private Limited has launched d a skill development centre in Thane of Mumbai to train aspiring candidates looking for suitable employability.

The LANXESS B-ABLE SKILL CENTRE was set up in association with BASIX Academy for Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-Able). LANXESS AG Board of Management members Dr. Rainier van Roessel and Dr. Anno Borkowsky along with Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, LANXESS India, presented a cheque of Rs. 5 million to D Sattaiah, CEO & MD of B-Able for project implementation in the second year.

In its first year, LANXESS India trained 129 candidates in its centre in Thane wherein the candidates were given training under the categories of Sewing Machine operators and Call Centre executives. The courses started in January 2019 and after completion, candidates were assisted with placements.

As many as 96 candidates out of the total enrolments got placed in companies or have started their own business after the project concluded. LANXESS has supported B-Able on this project with the cost of mobilization, training, human resource, rent for the facility etc.

The project is focused on providing skill development training for the youth who are unskilled, semi-skilled, school drop outs and come from the underprivileged sections living in and around LANXESS India’s operations.

Commenting on the project, Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, LANXESS India said, “Lack of higher education due to any reason should not be a hindrance in employability opportunities for the underprivileged youth of our nation. Through this project we have attempted to provide skills to such youth that will help them sustain a decent livelihood. We see this project as a small gesture in contributing positively to the country’s skill development goals.”

D Sattaiah, CEO & MD of B-ABLE said, “It is a gratifying experience to see these young boys and girls becoming self-confident and securing gainful employment with our training.”


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