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Boeing India, along with Learning Links Foundation (LLF) announced the expansion of their Veteran Skilling Program to Ladakh, India. Funded by Boeing, the program aims to empower ex-Indian Army veterans in Ladakh with employment skills, helping integrate them into the mainstream workforce in the region.
Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India, said, “We are committed to supporting our veterans through programs that enable progress for individuals, families, and communities. We have been working with our industry partners and local not-for-profit partners to help build capabilities for the aerospace and defence ecosystem in India – aligned with the Government’s Skill India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision.
Colonel R.S. Parihar, Commandant Ladakh Scouts Regiment (LSRC) joined Salil Gupte, Praveena Yagnambhat, chief of staff & BGE Lead, Boeing India and South Asia; Sudeep Dube, senior vice president, Learning Links Foundation, and several esteemed officers of LSRC, to announce the program at a ceremony in Ladakh.
“The Boeing-funded veteran skilling program is an important platform. The Army Welfare Placement Organization has been working in synergy with Boeing India and LLF for the last four years and is indeed grateful for all their support towards the larger interest of our Indian Army Veterans,” said Maj. Gen (Retd.) Ajay Singh Chauhan (SC, SM), Managing Director-Army Welfare Placement Organization (AWPO), Delhi.
The curriculum will also include soft skills to help veterans adapt to the corporate environment. The first batch of the Veteran Skilling Program will commence in October 2023.