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The SMART programme that started in 2012 with 3 centres trained 1,000 youth in the first year. The SMART programme is expanding and at present stands at its 100th centre providing skill development training to young men and women across 11 different cities in India. SMART has successfully trained approximately 75000+ young men and women till date, with an annual placement rate of over 75%. It has been able to successfully plug the demand and supply gap in multiple manufacturing and service industries.

Considering that Healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy and simultaneously there is a significant skills gap, we saw an opportunity and set up the first Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare in New Delhi. The goal for setting up the Academy was twofold — create, build and nurture skilled paramedical and allied healthcare workforce for the healthcare sector along with uplifting country's youth and transforming them into world-class healthcare professionals. At present, the Foundation runs 3 Tech Mahindra SMART Academies in Healthcare and 1 Digital Media Academy as part of the SMART programme under employability. The academies are state-of-the-art centres imparting high-quality training, with a blend of classroom, practical's and on-the-job training. The academies closely engage with the industry for constant curriculum upgradation and placements. Know more


The SMART vocational training programme includes:

• SMART+ (Training for persons with disabilities)
• SMART-T (Training for Technical Trades)
• SMART Academy for Healthcare