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Skill India partners with Coca-Cola India

Oct 18th, 2023 7:07 pm | By | Category: SPECIAL NEWS COVERAGE

To empower the retailer community in the states of Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), announced a partnership with Coca-Cola India today to launch the Super Power Retailer Program under the Skill India Mission. The program is being piloted in the state of Odisha.

The partnership was formally announced in the presence of the Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan; Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, NSDC; and Sanket Ray, President, Coca-Cola India & Southwest Asia.

Speaking on the occasion, Dharmendra Pradhan mentioned that with the beginning of the auspicious celebration of Durga Puja, the launch of the Super Power Retailer will empower retailers and provide them with training to expand their businesses and enhance consumer experiences. The initiative will play a pivotal role in strengthening India’s economy by skilling, reskilling, and upskilling the retailers, he added.

Pradhan also mentioned, how this initiative, aligned with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of making our workforce the biggest beneficiary of developed India, will provide 14 hours of quality retail training through the Skill India Digital Portal to 1.40 crore retailers of the country. He also added that the retailers will be trained on how to plan and implement business strategies and utilize the vast opportunities extended by digital platforms.

Reflecting on this milestone,Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, NSDC highlighted that a transformative revolution is underway within India’s skill development ecosystem, driven by an unwavering commitment to empowering the country’s youth and its ambitious workforce through skill acquisition, enhancement, and adaptation. He also mentioned that under the guidance and leadership of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, with the introduction of the Academic Bank of Credit, a digital repository of prior learning experiences will further empower the nation’s youth.

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