Mumbai: ICICI Academy for Skills (ICICI Academy), an institute set up by the ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth (ICICI Foundation) to create sustainable livelihood for the youth, announces the signing of agreements with Spencers Retail Ltd, Bluechip Corporate Investment Centre Ltd and AkzoNobel India Ltd. While Spencers Retail and Bluechip Corporate Investment Centre will provide employment opportunities to the eligible students of ICICI Academy, AkzoNobel will be a knowledge partner and will assist the Academy in setting up a new course and building the course curriculum.
As per the MoUs signed with ICICI Academy, Spencers Retail and Bluechip Corporate Investment Centre have agreed to offer employment opportunities to the students across various centres. While Spencers Retail will recruit students who complete their training in the course – ‘Selling Skills’, Bluechip Corporate will offer employment to those who successfully complete their training in ‘Office Administration’. ICICI Academy and AkzoNobel India will introduce a course on Paint Application Techniques at the Jaipur and Coimbatore centres of the Academy. AkzoNobel will assist the Academy in designing the course curriculum, in faculty training and will also help students secure jobs on successful completion of the course.
Currently, ICICI Academy offers vocational skill building programmes in eight courses. They are: Electrical & Home Appliance Repair, Refrigeration & AC Repair, Pumps & Motor Repair, Central Air Conditioning, Retail Café Operations, Web Designing, Selling Skills and Office Administration. The course duration is around 12 weeks. The Academy has tied up with Schneider Electric Pvt. Ltd , Blue Star Ltd. , Crompton Greaves Ltd. , NIIT Ltd. , Café Coffee Day , Tally solutions Pvt. Ltd. and Voltas Ltd. to provide course curriculum and suitable channels for job placement. The Academy has four residential centres at Jaipur, Coimbatore, Narsobawadi (in Maharashtra) and Patna; and five non-residential centres at Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, and Guwahati.
ICICI Academy is looking to train more than 6,000 youth at these nine training centres across the country by FY2015. Over 100 companies across sectors such as financial services, automobiles, telecommunications and manufacturing have participated in the placement process. The Academy has ensured 100% placement of all eligible students looking for employment opportunities, across all centres.