Hindustan Zinc Hosts Mega Industry Meet cum NATS Workshop

Hindustan Zinc Hosts Mega Industry Meet cum NATS Workshop

The National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) is an initiative of the Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT) under the Ministry of Education, Government of India...

Hindustan Zinc BOAT department NATS Workshop in Udaipur Ministry of Education
  • Raise awareness on the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme;
  • Representatives from over 40 nearby, medium and large-scale industry attended the programme;
  • Programme was held at the Head Office of Hindustan Zinc in Udaipur

​​​​Hindustan Zinc, Udaipur, hosted a mega Industry Meet and National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) workshop, in collaboration with the Board of Apprenticeship Training (Northern Region), Ministry of Education, Government of India. The event brought together government officials and leaders from industries to tackle the pressing need for skill development and job readiness among youth.

Distinguished attendees included Mr. Manas Khawas, Assistant Director, BOAT(NR), Ministry of Education, Government of India; Mr. Munish Vasudeva, Chief Human Resource Officer, Hindustan Zinc Limited; and Mr. Piyush Verdia, AGM-HR, Hindustan Zinc Limited, alongside representatives from over 40 prominent industries.

The event commenced with an informative session by Assistant Director Mr. Manas Khawas, who elucidated the objectives and effectiveness of the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS). He emphasized the scheme's pivotal role in addressing skill gaps, particularly in Rajasthan, and outlined expectations from stakeholders in the state.

Hindustan Zinc Udaipur NATS Workshop under BOAT MoE GoI

Mr. Munish Vasudeva, CHRO of Hindustan Zinc Limited, highlighted the imperative of youth skilling in the current industrial landscape. He urged participating industries to proactively groom future-ready skilled manpower, citing Hindustan Zinc's extensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in education, health, safety, livelihoods, and women empowerment.

During the workshop, Mr. Manas Khawas delivered a comprehensive presentation on NATS, underscoring its on-the-job training component aimed at enhancing skills and employability. He also highlighted the provision of stipends to apprentices by participating establishments during their training period.

Interested establishments and aspirants were encouraged to enroll on the NATS web portal (nats.education.gov.in) to avail themselves of the scheme's benefits. Further information on NATS and updates on BOAT(NR) programs can be found on the website www.boatnr.org.

Notable companies that participated in the event included PI Industries Ltd, J.K Tyre Industries Limited, GR Infraprojects Ltd, Taj Group of Hotels, Coromandel International Ltd, Secure Meters Ltd, Pacific Industries Ltd, Miraj Group of Industries, Geetajnali Hospital & University, Rajesh Motors, E connect Solutions, Arcgate Technologies, Verdia Hotels, Five Splash Infotech, Kansoft Solutions, Macsen Labs, and many more.

The Industry Meet and NATS workshop served as a pivotal platform for fostering collaboration between industries and government bodies, thereby facilitating skill development and employment opportunities for the youth.

About Hindustan Zinc Limited:

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.

Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company ranked highest in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2023 amongst Metals & Mining companies reflecting & reaffirming its constant commitment towards sustainable and responsible mining practices. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award. Hindustan Zinc is also the only Indian company in Mining sector with validated & approved SBTi targets in alignment with 1.5 °C target.

The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2023’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand with a spend base of INR 276.3 crores in FY23 for various community development initiatives and is amongst the Top 10 CSR Companies in India.

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