PUNE: Balmer Lawrie and Co Ltd, a PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt of India, launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in collaboration with IATA Training and Development institute and Trade-Wings Institute of Management in Pune.
The programme was inaugurated by P P Sahoo, Executive Director, HR, Balmer Lawrie and Co Ltd. The programme was scheduled to commence in Mumbai in mid- December. The programmes in Kolkata and Chennai have already started. The trainees would also be given Rs 3000 per month as stipend.
In pursuance of this, the Company has decided to undertake skill development of 100 girls during the year 2011-12 with the objective to enhance the employability of economically socially disadvantaged girls through vocational training.
The company would be imparting three month training in travel and tourism to 100 girls from economically weaker sections across the country during 2011- 12. The objective is to improve the employability of girl students, said a press release issued by the company.
The three month training programme will be conducted at IATA approved training centre of Trade- Wings. After completion of the course, successful candidates will be eligible for a dual diploma in travel and tourism management. The successful candidates would also be eligible to appear for IATA’s foundation course examination held on a quarterly basis.
The Company as a responsible corporate citizen is committed to undertaking various CSR initiatives. As a part of the CSR initiative, vocational training & skill development towards greater employability of women is an identified focus area for the Company under the BLISS programme.