Shahani Academic and Global Empowerment Foundation (SAGE), a non – profit trust concentrated on aptitudes training, got a Rs 76 lakh grant from J.P. Morgan to prepare 200 financially disadvantaged graduates in banking jobs.
The Shahani Group will adopt innovative teaching strategies to give BFSI-specific training to these underprivileged youth. The group is additionally preparing to update the curriculum and train teachers to satisfy the changing industry guidelines and ensure students are work-ready.
The absence of skills to secure a standard job is a big challenge given that there is often a vaccum between educational achievements and practical requirements. It is, thus, important to bridge the gap between employee skills and employer needs.
“Earning this grant from J.P. Morgan has truly uplifted our resolve to ensure a change in the education sector. We will utilize the fund to help students reach their full potential and find jobs in the banking sector,” said Akhil Shahani, managing director, Thadomal Shahani Group in a statement.
“Businesses across the board are facing challenges in finding and employing skilled talent. Through this programme, we aim to give students an opportunity to acquire the right training for the right skills that are needed to build careers,” said Maneesha Chadha, Head of CSR for India, J.P. Morgan.