GE Healthcare will collaborate with some 100 skill partners across India to train over one lakh youth for the healthcare industry.The company is also looking to expand operations in Africa and ASEAN countries.
Terri Bresenham, President and CEO, Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, GE Healthcare, said the company has partnered with 24 organisations across India, including Tata Trust, to train youth. So far, over 1,000 people have been trained as technicians in various functions such as X-ray, operations theatre and ultrasound and all have found jobs.
The initiative took shape two years ago to bridge the skill gap in the healthcare sector, mainly in tier II and III cities. GE Healthcare is the knowledge and technical partner that will train the staff of the skill partner. Tata Trust helps with the financing by providing interest-free loans that can be repaid a year after the student graduates.