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Wadhwani Foundation to train youth in job skills

As majority of literate youth lacked skills for jobs in various sectors Wadhwani Foundation has taken the initiative to impart job-driven interactive video based courses, said the foundation programme managers S. Ratan Kumar and G. Vikram.

District committees of the A.P. Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association and the Indian Medical Association invited the foundation representatives for imparting free training for healthcare professionals, particularly nurses and paramedical staff, employed in government and private hospitals/nursing homes.

Prior to conducting classes for a select few nurses and para-medicos at the IMA Hall here on Monday, Mr. Ratan Kumar told a press conference that the primary mission of Wadhwani Foundation that was promoted by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani was to bridging skill gaps using technology and to creating and filling 25 million entry level jobs in the next five years through imparting video-based online classes in health, safety, environment, spoken English, soft skills etc. to millions of youths in healthcare, automotives, hospitality, retail and other areas. Mr. Vikram said that the foundation had decided to create 25,000 sustainable jobs during this current fiscal.

IMA district president M. Venkateswara Rao said that skills learnt through video-based classes in healthcare practices such as hand washing, patient hygiene, medicine administration, clinical observations, food and nutrition would easily get them jobs. Dr. Tirumala Prasad, chairman, Tirumala Hospitals, was present.

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