Skills training for women aims to boost participation in India’s steel sector

Last Modified: Sun Sep 04 2016 01:15:12 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 180
    women are being trained to work at a stainless steel plant in Haryana, a state where women’s workforce participation remains low. The training is being conducted at Jindal Stainless Limited.
  • 4 months
    duration of the training in stainless steel application including cutting, welding, polishing, packing, quality control and quality assurance. Jindal Stainless Limited will also provide free transport facilities to and from the steel plant and free meals at the in-house cafeteria to make it as easy as possible for the women to participate in the training programme.
  • 26
    young women from the first pilot batch completed their training at and received their certificates in the week of 22-Aug-2016, qualifying them for employment.
  • 3
    organizations - India Development Foundation, UNDP and Xyntéo - under the aegis of Disha partnership are facilitating the skill development program for women in India. This particular pilot was executed with the support of JSL Lifestyle Limited at Jindal Stainless Steel Limited.