Skill Development

Kotak Mahindra Bank launches Kushalta Ka Nirman: a CSR project to skill development in Gujarat

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Kotak Mahindra Bank, in collaboration with Shroffs Foundation Trust (SFT), has launched Kushalta Ka Nirman, a CSR Project for skill development in Gujarat, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. SFT will implement the bank’s CSR project with the goal of improving livelihood and employment for youths from tribal, rural, and other marginalised populations in Gujarat and neighbouring areas.

KMBL hopes to alleviate a talent deficit in the construction industry through this CSR project. SFT will train children in construction equipment to become Backhoe and Forklift operators, allowing them to develop in their careers and create more job prospects.

Kotak Mahindra Bank

“It is our constant endeavour to be at the forefront of workforce training and development that not only offers additional skills to benefit the individual but also uplifts the overall infrastructure industry,” says Vinod Chauhan, Sr. Executive Vice President – Commercial Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited. With Shroffs Foundation Trust as a CSR partner, we believe that our workforce commitment will result in the development of a sizable talent pool to serve the sector in Gujarat.”

Over 100 people will be trained in Backhoe and Forklift Operator as part of the Kushalta Ka Nirman initiative. The complete training programme, which will be based on the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), will also feature AV tools, a simulator, classroom sessions, and actual operations to prepare workers for future infrastructure-related projects.