Sandvik has concluded its first vocational training program for marginalized youths in India.
Fifteen students were selected from an orphanage in Pune for the pilot program. The youths have been trained to become machine operators for mining equipment.
The curriculum training program for marginalized youths comprised two weeks of classroom training and an on-site exposure program at a mining site. At the end of the program, nine of the participants were listed for a further month of on-site training. At the end of that month, the youths received an operator's certificate.