Youth Empowerment at SKF
SKF mechanic entrepreneurship programme in Pune, India
SKF in Pune is running a vocational training programme on vehicle repair for less privileged youth together with a local NGO.
In addition to mechanical skills, the programme includes modules on goal setting, marketing, tax, legal and finance, personal development, communication skills and customer service – all to increase chances for employment at a service centre or garage.
All beneficiaries are also guided on practicalities on how to setup their own business, budgeting, applying with banks, governments and micro finance agencies. At the NGO premises, SKF has set up a lab with engine, car and two-wheeler sections. SKF has also set up an interactive classroom for the students to learn automotive vehicle principles applications, interactive videos, SKF products application and other skills.