Akanksha, the CSR arm of Infosys Bhubaneswar Development Center (DC), in collaboration with the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), a Government of India Institute, have recently conducted a free residential operator training program for 240 students at the CIPET campus II in Bhubaneswar.
These students, from economically challenged backgrounds in Odisha were provided six months of technical skills development training, leading to 89% placements in companies across Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, UP and Haryana among other states.
This endeavor, which concluded in August, 2017 was undertaken with a financial grant of INR 1.65 crore from the Infosys Foundation. 215 candidates were offered positions in different companies.
Over the last three years, 540 students have been successfully trained through this initiative, with over 91% placements.