As part of our pledge to make a meaningful difference to the communities it serves, Bharti Walmart is committed to generate employment opportunities for the local youth. Bharti Walmart has formed Public Private Partnerships with the aim of bridging the shortage of skilled workers for cash-and-carry and organized retail formats. Bharti Walmart signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Punjab in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to establish the 1st skills training centre in Amritsar, Punjab, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Mr. Prakash Singh Badal in December 2008. On 22nd July 2010 the 2nd training centre was launched at Pusa, New Delhi in a PPP with the Delhi Government, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit. Bharti Walmart launched the 3rd training centre on 1st March 2011 in Bangalore in a PPP with the Karnataka Government, which was inaugurated by Dr. V S Acharya, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Government of Karnataka and Mr B.N. Bacche Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Labour, Government of Karnataka. We have launched the 4th training centre at Jalna, Maharashtra, in a PPP with Government of Maharashtra, which was inaugurated by Mr. Rajesh Tope, Hon’ble Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra on 27th April 2012.
The skills training centres are called ‘Bharti Walmart Training Centre’. It offers short-term vocational certification courses.
The Training Centre supports more than 125 students per center, each month with a course of 2-3 weeks duration conducted six days a week. Till date, nearly 10,400 students have been certified free-of-cost and nearly 4,000 have been placed in various jobs, including in our stores. All enrolled candidates are awarded 100% scholarships.