Hexaware Technologies joined hands with Smile Foundation in the year 2016 with a vision of promoting the under privileged youth of the society by equipping them with industry related skills and making them employment ready. 5 STeP centers in five different locations i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Pune were set up. Four steps namely, mobilization, enrollment and orientation, training and placements are followed in these centers. The youth go through different curriculum in the training period learning basic computer skills, Spoken English, Retail Management and Personality Development and Soft Skills.
With an amalgamation of passionate employees, innovative services and delighted customers, Hexaware the fastest growing automation-led, next-generation providers of IT, BPO and consulting services, has been revolutionizing the traditional IT approach by addressing discontinuities in the market. Their multi-pronged strategy consisting of robotic process automation, hyper-converged technology, design thinking, rapid prototyping and customized service offerings has enabled global companies to address various business issues with pointed and effective business strategies.
Sneha Dilip Zankar, hails from a middle class family in Mumbai. After the completion of her 12th standard examinations, she was striving hard to find a suitable job. The realization of the wide gap between her skills and the job market requirements made her disappointed. But she was determined to acquire skills such as basic computer operations, spoken English, retail skills etc. The STeP centre she enrolled in gave her the perfect opportunity to learn all of this.
The meager income of her father was not sufficient to meet even the basic needs of the family which consisted of 4 members. The experience in the STeP Center filled her personality with positive energy and enthusiasm. She started looking at life with a different perspective. The career counseling sessions at the center enabled her to implement the practical guidelines which would overcome her weaknesses. After the completion of the course Sneha started working as a Data Operator. Today Sneha is very proud of herself as she supports her family.
Senior CSR Executive – HR Corporate Hexaware
"Skill development is one of the essential ingredients for India's future economic growth as the country transforms into a diversified and internationally-competitive economy. Smile Twin E-learning programme (STeP), is an initiative of Smile Foundation that has been imparting the employability skills to the youth from the marginalized communities and helps them to attain a basic quality of life and work towards a dignified future. Hexaware is glad to be associated with Smile Foundation’s STeP program. At Hexaware, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the continuing commitment to behave ethically and contribute towards the betterment of the local community and society at large. And in Smile we have found a best partner to achieve our social commitments. We are extremely pleased with the high quality professional training given to underprivileged youth that is enabling them to live a sustainable life with dignity. It is not only providing knowledge base, but also boosts the confidence level of youth as well as their families. We at Hexaware are looking forward to reach out more youth in association with Smile Foundation."