Nestlé, Descon help women develop industrial skills

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Nestlé, Descon help women develop industrial skills

Lahore, December 16, 2016: Nestlé Pakistan and Descon Technical Institute (DTI) marked the successful completion of the first Vocational Training for women.

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Nestlé also announced that the eight women who had completed the training would be given jobs at the company.

The 8-member batch received their certificates at a ceremony that was held at the Nestlé Head Office.  Bruno Olierhoek, Managing Director, Nestlé Pakistan and Abdur Razzaq Dawood, Chairman Descon were the Chief Guests on the occasion.

The two-month training imparted knowledge and equipped the women with skills on safety, forklift and electrical/technical training that can help them secure apprenticeships or jobs in the industrial sector.

Bruno Olierhoek underlined the role that women can play in fostering business growth through skill development. He said, “Nestlé believes in Pakistan and the women here and encourages them to become a part of the company. Nestlé Pakistan has a strong commitment to women’s skill development and plans to hire more female apprentices in future to have them trained through DTI.”

In his address, Abdur Razzaq Dawood congratulated the graduates. “Nestlé has made a great contribution to Pakistan and we are proud to be associated with them. We, like Nestlé, believe that diversity is strength and that women should play a bigger role in the workplace and economic development in the country,” he said.

 About Nestlé Pakistan

Nestlé Pakistan is the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company in Pakistan, meeting and exceeding all international standards in manufacturing of their products. Nestlé Pakistan believes in creating shared value for the communities in which it operates with a focus on Nutrition, Water, Environmental Sustainability, Rural Development and its People.