Covestro (India) Private Limited and AIPMA’s AMTEC- Celebrate Success of Youth Skill Development Program at Convocation Ceremony

Covestro (India) Private Limited and AIPMA's AMTEC- Celebrate Success of Youth Skill Development Program at Convocation CeremonyMumbai, Maharashtra – Covestro (India) Private Limited and AIPMA’s AMTEC held a convocation ceremony on June 12, 2024, to celebrate the success of the students who completed their training under the project, “Upskilling Youth in the Plastic Industry.” This is a CSR project by Covestro (India) Private Limited, in collaboration with their implementation partner, the All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA)’s Arvind Mehta Technology & Entrepreneurship Center (AMTEC).

This initiative by Covestro (India) underscores their commitment to promoting skill development, entrepreneurship, and employment opportunities among youth. By partnering with All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA), Covestro (India) endeavours to create awareness about the plastic industry’s potential and provide a platform for aspiring individuals to build rewarding careers.

AIPMA is a 79-year-old association with nearly 22,000 members nationwide, recognised by the Chemical and Fertilisers Ministry & Department of Petrochemicals, Government of India. It joined forces with Covestro (India) to equip youth with necessary skills to excel in the plastic industry. AIPMA’s Arvind Mehta Technology & Entrepreneurship Center (AMTEC) serves as a hub for training and certification, endorsed by Government Initiatives such as Skill India – by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

It is recognised that there is a growing demand for skilled professionals in the plastic industry and Covestro (India) aims to address the same alongside empowering youth from rural and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The project named as “Upskilling Youth in Plastic Industry,” focussed on courses – 3D printing, Mould Product Design, and Tool which are certified by renowned institutions and knowledge partners like Siemens, Auto Desk and 3D Systems.

The program, conducted between November 2023 and May 2024, trained 100 students for the plastic industry. Out of these, 22 students are pursuing higher education, 70 have secured placements in esteemed companies such as Jay Precision, SVP Packing India Pvt Ltd, ARMS For Bajaj Auto, Varroc Polymers, and Machine, among others, while 8 students are in the process of securing jobs showcasing the ongoing positive outcome of the project.

“The plastic industry needs skilled professionals with designing expertise, and this project has provided critical training and certification. Covestro (India) is committed to preparing the next generation of design engineers with the skills and knowledge to excel,” said Sanjay David – Lead Market Development, Engineering Plastics Covestro (India) Private Limited.

To envision the future of this project, Covestro (India) aims to deepen its commitment to the areas of Skill Development, Employment, Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Rural Development. This CSR initiative aligns closely with Covestro (India)’s objectives, which emphasize promoting education, including special education, and enhancing vocational skills, particularly among children, women, the elderly, differently abled individuals, and marginalized communities.

“At Covestro (India), we are dedicated to empowering communities through our holistic CSR approach. This upskilling project exemplifies our commitment to bridging the gap between academics and industry, equipping students with the essential skills needed for success,” said Kavita Desai, Head of Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Covestro (India) Private Limited

Moving forward, Covestro (India) intends to expand the scope of its initiatives, incorporating innovative training programs, mentorship opportunities, and entrepreneurship support to empower individuals across diverse demographics. By fostering a culture of lifelong learning and professional development, Covestro (India) envisions a future where every individual has access to quality education and the opportunity to thrive in the workforce, thereby contributing to the socio-economic growth and sustainability of communities.

“The success of this upskilling initiative highlights the importance of investing in human capital. Covestro (India) is proud to support efforts that enhance our future workforce’s capabilities and contribute to sustainable industry growth,” said Avinash Bagdi, Director, Covestro (India) Private Limited. 

Through continuous collaboration with partners like AIPMA and a steadfast commitment to skill development, Covestro (India) strives to create a lasting impact, transforming lives and building a brighter future for generations to come.

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