Honeywell Organizes Digital Youth Empowerment Summit

Initiative aims to help facilitate smooth entry of students into the workforce


Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF), the philanthropic arm of Honeywell, in partnership with ICT Academy organized the Honeywell Digital Youth Empowerment Summit 2023. The objective was to facilitate the smooth entry of graduating students into the workforce. Enabling interactions between them and industry experts, including Human Resources (HR) leaders.

Leaders from TCS, Tech Mahindra, Sales Force, Cognizant, Service Now, Atos and Honeywell addressed the students at the summit.

This initiative is in continuation of the Honeywell Student Empowerment Program. It trains young men and women on advanced technologies to help prepare them for the future of work.

Pooja Thakran, director, HHSIF, said, ”The Honeywell Student Empowerment Program offers a globally recognized joint certificate to students who have completed the three months training in course such as AI, Data analytics and others. It will benefit students from marginalized sections of society to get better jobs. Additionally, HHSIF and ICT Academy have established 80+ “Center of Excellence for Youth Empowerment” & “Center of Excellence for Women Empowerment” across colleges in seven states Karnataka, Delhi NCR, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra. This upskilling program will empower women – through the project cycle and provide job placements. The youth summit provides a platform for the students to get inspiration and guidance on preparing for the corporate world.

Hari Balachandran, chief executive officer, ICT Academy, said, “Providing a proper guidance for the graduating students for their transition into the working world is much needed. The summit is an initiative to develop the confidence, right attitude, and ability to showcase their unique talents. Industry experts and HR leaders enlightened the students on the techniques that soften their landing into the challenging corporate world.”

About Partnership:

Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation partnered with ICT Academy in 2021-22 and this is the second year of partnership. Further, the partnership enabled 5663 students in the first year to get trained in advanced technical skills. The program mainly focused on identifying students in the tier 2 and 3 cities across Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Moreover, the emphasis was given to enroll students who were first time graduates and were from low-income groups.