Under this new initiative, the company is set to organise training programmes encompassing in-demand industry skills with an aim to bridge the skill gap at its company and across the global compostable packaging segment. The programmes will be affiliated with institutes and organisations such as IMFA, NCVT, IIPM, and the Koblenz Chamber of Crafts, Germany.
The initiative, launched on 10 June 2021, is the brainchild of Ved Krishna, vice-chairman, Yash Pakka. “It is an honour to hone the talent that will champion the next phase of growth of our fast-evolving industry. This is why we are very excited to launch Yash Skills, an innovation hub that will train future leaders, thinkers, and changemakers. We have created courses approved by the most notable industry bodies and institutes, which will be taught by the most promising faculty from across the globe. We are confident that this endeavour will go a long way in skilling professionals and accelerating the growth of Yash Pakka and the industry at large,” said Krishna.
The division will be headed by Ramesh V Koti, business head, Yash skills, with the inclusion of faculty members from the US, Canada, Germany, and India.
The courses offered by Yash Skills will include fibre moulded product operations, maintenance fitting, design and development - tools and dies, and instrumentation techniques, among other programmes.
Yash Skills has already enrolled over 180 students across different courses for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 programmes. The company said that post the training, it will absorb a majority of the students, while others will be granted global placements.