Project ODISERV for the Youth in Odisha Launched

  • Project ODISERV is a 100-hour training program launched by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Bajaj Fiserv Ltd. to prepare young graduates of Odisha for employment opportunities in the financial services sector. 
  • The initiative aims to empower the youth, make them more employable, and fulfil their aspirations. 
  • The program aims to bridge the gap between education and skilling, creating more synergies and allowing students to acquire job-ready skills along with academic knowledge. 
  • 1100 students in Odisha have already been trained under Project ODISERV, and a few have received job offers. 
  • The training program will equip Odisha’s youth with crucial skills required in the banking, finance, and insurance industries. 
  • The initiative is expected to transform the landscape of skill development in Odisha. 
  • The program is developed in collaboration with industry experts, training partners, educational institutions, and psychological health institutes. 
  • The partnership with NSDC will be elevated on the Skill India Digital Hub (SIDH), a comprehensive information gateway for all government-led skilling and entrepreneurship initiatives. 
  • The program will collaborate with banks and other financial stakeholders, financial institutions, and insurance companies to foster new growth opportunities for students and provide access to internships, on-the-job training, and a first-hand glimpse into best industry practices.
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