Unlocking the true potential of the local workforce
- June 08, 2022
- People and community
As part of our corporate social responsibilities and to comply with local laws, Leighton Asia’s operation in India has been partnering with a government training institute to upskill and attract local workforce to join the construction industry.
A Construction Skill Training Centre at Gurgaon, India has been set up by Leighton Asia to provide different trade training modules such as bar bending, scaffolding, masonry work, shuttering carpentry, and formwork.
Upon the completion of the 14-day training module, participants who passed the government’s assessment will be certified as a trade worker by the National Skill Development Council. They can work on civil and structure related activities on construction projects in India.
Since the opening of the Construction Skill Training Centre in February 2022, Leighton Asia has upskilled more than 100 workers in different construction trades.
Our modules provide structured training on both theory and practical sessions to ensure works are conducted to the highest health, safety and environmental standard. This bridges the skill gaps and provides better job prospects for the local workforce.