Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd (HCCBPL)., Friday announced their partnership with actor Salman Khan's Being Human foundation, to scale up Career Development Centre (CDC), an initiative to empower rural, educated and underserved youth.
The initiative, in association with NIIT Foundation and NGO Gram Niyojan Kendra, established its pilot centre near the HCCBPL bottling plant at Dasna and is now set to extend its reach to the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Odisha.
Salman Khan was present at the event along with T. Krishnakumar, Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., P. Rajendran Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of NIIT Ltd., Prof. K.K. Mukherjee of Gram Niyojan Kendra.
Since its inception, the initiative has benefitted over 209 youth, helping them get their first jobs by providing them training aimed to enhance their employability at a low cost. The event also witnessed unveiling of the new logo of Career Development Centre. Several students who have benefitted under the program were felicitated for their achievements, with many coming forward to share their experiences.
Speaking about the association, Salman Khan said, "The training provided by CDC is very practical and prepares the youth for entry level jobs. Being Human - The Salman Khan Foundation is proud to partner with this endeavor."