Tech Mahindra Foundation launches its second SMART Academy for Healthcare
Established in 2007, the Tech Mahindra Foundation has been working to invest and empower individuals within education, healthcare and disability across twelve locations in India.
Supporting sustainable initiatives, the foundation works with local institutes to develop local communities and partners to build on the ongoing healthcare, confidence and capabilities of its citizens. The foundation has garnered a multitude of awards surrounding its corporate social responsibility commitments.
Developed in 2012, the success of the foundation’s SMART programme has seen the rise of over 50 SMART Centres across India, where over 17,000 attends and develop new skills within areas such as healthcare and manufacturing. In 2016, the Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare was established in Delhi, training professionals who are passionate about entering the healthcare sector, with a number of courses on offer.
Such is its success, the Tech Mahindra Foundation has unveiled its second branch in Mohali, opening up further opportunities for local communities to develop essential skills within a number of medical fields.
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Dr. Loveleen Kacker, CEO of Tech Mahindra Foundation, explained, “The placement rate for our latest batch to graduate in New Delhi is almost 90%. Doctors appreciate our students because of their sound theoretical knowledge and their on-job training experience.
The medical sector is booming in India and there is a huge need for skilled paramedical professionals. Thanks to the Academies we are able to offer good long-term career options for those in search of jobs.”
The new SMART Academy in Mohali encompasses three storeys, with exceptional technologies embedded to ensure world-class training within its facilities, allowing students to practice CPR, inserting IV drips, undertaking laboratory studies and much more.
“Healthcare is a booming sector and with the growth of medical tourism, our courses aim at filling the growing demand for highly skilled, and polished paramedical professionals,” added Reeva Paul Gupta, Director, Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, Mohali.
“Through strong industry linkages, we plan to keep our courses up to date with the latest practices in healthcare, and give our students a great start to their careers. We want to raise the bar for paramedical training!