"Employability is the ability to enthrall employers with indisputable capabilities to optimise personal development and job growth"
- Terence Chiew
Started in the year 2012 with three centres, the Skills-for-Market Training or the SMART Program is our flagship employability program. In the first year of existence, it trained 350 youth through various skill development trainings. The program is progressively expanding to provide skill development training to youth across 11 different cities in India. This skill development training program has been able to successfully bridge the gap between the demand and supply in various manufacturing as well as service industries. The Foundation has been implementing the SMART program by establishing a network of Centres and Academies – both directly and through other partner implementing agencies. Know More
We are now an enabling partner for the YuWaah Organization that supports India’s youth by connecting them to aspirational socio-economic opportunities and engaging them as active change makers. Know More
We’ve partnered with Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI) to provide career-focused guidance to our SMART students. This collaboration will help us in creating an ecosystem of opportunity for our students by building their career, confidence and skills. Know more
The Foundation has been running SMART Academies (since May 2016) with the intent of offering more advanced and longer-term courses in some specialised vocations. At present, the Foundation runs eight Tech Mahindra SMART Academies including four SMART Academies for Healthcare, three SMART Academies for Digital Technologies and one SMART Academy for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Know More
SMART Centres train youth from economically weaker sections from urban communities with requisite employability skills through a structured skill development training program, ensuring that they are placed in suitable dignified jobs. The program places great emphasis on foundation job skills such as Spoken English, Basic IT and Workplace Readiness.There are a total of 15 domains and 50 courses that the students can opt from SMART, SMART+ (for persons with disabilities) and SMART-T (Technical) Centres. Know More