Brigade Foundation, a ‘not for profit trust’ of Brigade Group, and BCIC have signed an MoU to establish Brigade-BCIC Skill Development Academy – a Centre of Excellence on a 5-acre land parcel in Bangalore North’s Aerospace Park.
The Brigade Foundation was founded in 2003 by Jaishankar, a trustee, to make a meaningful contribution to society in the areas of education, health, and community development. Brigade Foundation has partnered with BCIC to establish Brigade-BCIC Skill Development Academy, which will focus on construction, hospitality & tourism, manufacturing, and retail. Brigade Foundation also co-founded the Indian Music Experience Museum and is in the process of establishing a 100-bed hospital with St John’s Hospital. These four industries account for the majority of Karnataka’s 11 lakh skilled worker shortage. Apart from meeting the needs of the sectors, the initiative aims to make a positive contribution to the lives of unemployed and underemployed people. The Chief Guest at this virtual signing of the MoU was Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, Electronics, IT, BT, Science and Technology, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, and Livelihood Department.
“Skilling youth is an important focus for the Government of Karnataka,” Dr. Narayan said. It promotes youth empowerment and entrepreneurship. Collaborations like this contribute significantly to the development of Atmanirbhar Bharat.”
“BCIC thanks Brigade for fostering this new opportunity, and we are pleased to be a knowledge partner to “Brigade-BCIC Skill Development Academy (BBSDA),” said Sekar KR, president of BCIC. With its diverse 880+ member companies and the wealth of experience of its corporate leaders, BCIC will be able to make a significant contribution to the growth of industries in Karnataka, fully aligning with its theme “Namma Karnataka, Gateway to the Future India.” In the construction, retail, tourism and hospitality, and manufacturing sectors, BCIC will provide all academic and knowledge support. The BBSDA will give students and working professionals the opportunity to improve their skills in their respective fields. The goal is to establish a centre of excellence where industry-specific training leads to improved skills and productivity. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for industry and academia to collaborate to develop a more skilled workforce and expand employment opportunities.”