Tech Mahindra Foundation launches second SMART Academy for Healthcare

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MOHALI: Tech Mahindra Foundation, the CSR arm of Tech Mahindra Ltd. has inaugurated the second branch of the Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare in Mohali on Monday, the 27th of November 2017.

Vineet Nayyar, Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra Ltd. and Arun Nanda, Chairman of Club Mahindra were the Chief Guests for the occasion.

Also present were Dr. Loveleen Kacker, CEO, Tech Mahindra Foundation, Rajyalakshmi Rao, Director, Tech Mahindra Ltd. Leading members from the medical fraternity also attended the event.

The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare is a paramedical skilling institute, that runs diploma and certificate courses to train Operation Theatre Technicians, Dialysis Technicians, X-ray Technicians, Medical Lab Technicians, Emergency Medical Technicians, Hospital Front Office & Billing Executives, General Duty Assistants and more. The first Academy was launched in New Delhi, in May 2016 in partnership with the Harijan Sevak Sangh.

Dr. Loveleen Kacker, CEO of Tech Mahindra Foundation, said, “This is a project which is very close to my heart. What better way can there be to give back to my home state than to support employment for its youth? I am proud of the way the Academy has taken shape, and I hope to see many young men and women start off on a successful career in healthcare.”

Arun Nanda, Chairman, Club Mahindra, said, “This institute stands out not just for its amazing infrastructure but also the passion shown by everyone right from the students to the top management. I am very happy to be here today.”

Dr. Loveleen Kacker, CEO of Tech Mahindra Foundation, says, “The placement rate for our latest batch to graduate in New Delhi is almost 90%. Doctors appreciate our students because of their sound theoretical knowledge and their on job training experience. The medical sector is booming in India and there is a huge need for skilled paramedical professionals. Thanks to the Academies we are able to offer good long-term career options for those in search of jobs.”

Eligibility for the Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare ranges from graduates to 12th pass and 8th pass students as per the course requirements. Admissions for courses have already begun, and students can call on the toll free number 1800 2702022 for more details on courses.

Tech Mahindra Foundation, the CSR arm of Tech Mahindra Ltd, was established in 2007 as a Section 25 Company of the erstwhile Companies Act, 1956. The Foundation works towards a stated mission: “Educated, skilled and able women and men are a country’s true strength.” Tech Mahindra Foundation has a presence in 12 cities across the country and a team of over 100 strong led by their CEO, Dr. Loveleen Kacker. The Foundation works in 3 key areas – education, employability and disability.

 

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