DBS Bank India has entered into a strategic alliance with Trust for Retailers & Retail Associates of India (TRRAIN) to create better employment and livelihoods. The partnership will help support the youth from low-income households in getting long-term employment opportunities.
DBS, as a part of this partnership, will be facilitating the skills training and employment of individuals affected by the pandemic and persons with disabilities via a one-year-long pan-India program, a combination of classroom and online training sessions. The training will be conducted at TRRAIN centres across major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad.
After the completion of the training, candidates will get recruited by leading industry partners in the retail and e-commerce sector across Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities, and the program focuses to train and secure jobs for over 800 individuals by the end of 2021.
Shoma Narayanan, Executive Director, Group Strategic Marketing & Communications, DBS Bank India, stated, “DBS is committed to making meaningful contributions to society and creating a lasting impact beyond banking. We are actively engaging with initiatives to build back better in the aftermath of the pandemic. Our partnership with TRRAIN is one such initiative as it will help upskill youth as well as the differently-abled and facilitate access to job opportunities.”
B.S. Nagesh, Founder & Settlor, TRRAIN and Ameesha Prabhu, CEO, TRRAIN, said “Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India is happy to join hands with DBS Bank in our efforts to create sustainable livelihoods for persons with disabilities and underprivileged individuals. With DBS Bank’s support, we will be impacting the lives of 400 persons with disabilities and 425 underprivileged young individuals by providing them with employment opportunities in retail. We look forward to an impactful and continued CSR collaboration with DBS Bank.”