Specttrum News: Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED) Chandigarh signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tech Mahindra Foundation to set up a Smart vocational training centre at Chandigarh with a target of conducting skill based training programs for 240 candidates in 2015-16.


The training centre was inaugurated today at sector 35, Chandigarh by Dr. Loveleen Kacker, IAS (Retd.), CEO of Tech Mahindra Foundation and K A P Sinha, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of Punjab, Department of Science & Technology and Environment. A total of 87 candidates from tri-city have been enrolled for the programs.


Tech Mahindra Foundation (TMF) supports vocational training to support the cause of ‘Education to Employment’. It trains the youth in various sectors including Information Technology (IT), Tally, hospitality, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), retail and sales, nurse aids, personal grooming services and tailoring. Through these programs the organization aims towards improving the candidate’s English communication skills, self-confidence and job-readiness and connects them to potential employers for placement.


Those who were present in the inaugural function included Tarun Preet Singh, IT Head, Tech Mahindra Ltd, Sarabjit Singh, Industrial Advisor, Department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Punjab, Mange Ram, Assistant Director (In-charge), Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Ministry of MSME,  Govt. of India, Bikram Rana, State Liaison Officer NSS, Education Department, Chandigarh, N S Rathi, Employment Officer, UT, Chandigarh, Harpreet Brar, Employment Officer, Punjab.


Paramjit Singh, Principal Consultant, RCED said, “We are pleased to start this vocational training centre, as we are always committed for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden section of the cociety.”


RCED conducts several training programmes in a number of skills for target groups such as women, rural youth on behalf of different Central Ministries, State Govt. Departments and All India Financial Institutions and trains approximately 10,000 candidates every year in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Chandigarh.