In 2013, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth launched a national-level initiative, ICICI Academy for Skills (ISA) to meet the demand for skilled labour and create sustainable livelihood opportunities for lesser privileged youth. The Academy offers industry-relevant and job-oriented vocational training in 11 technical and 4 office skill courses. 28, Academies spread across 20 States/Union Territories provide free of cost training that empowers the youth to build a better future for the nation and themselves.
We have developed a unique knowledge ecosystem, collaborating with industry leaders as knowledge partners. These knowledge partners ensure that our training programmes are industry relevant. They undertake curriculum design and content development, setting up labs for practical training as well as the coaching of the trainers themselves. We have on board 11 knowledge partners who drive the content for the curriculum.
Thanks to the quality of the training provided to and the skills exhibited by our graduates in the workplace, we maintain a record of accomplishment of 100% placements. We currently engage with over 1300 placement partners, 60% of them being repeat employers. Companies like Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited, HBD Financial Services, ICICI Bank, Karvy Data Management Services, Reliance Retail, Shoppers Stop to name a few.