ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth (ICICI Foundation) today announced the launch of ICICI Academy for Skills to provide vocational training to the youth from the economically weaker sections to help them earn a sustainable livelihood.

The launch, which marks the next step in the ICICI Group's strategy to promote inclusive growth in India, will train 5,000 youth at eight training centres across the country in the first year of operation. The academy aims to train 15,000 youth across the country by the year 2016.

Over the past five years, the ICICI Group and ICICI Foundation have been focusing on four key areas namely education, healthcare, skill development for sustainable livelihoods and financial inclusion, enabling people to participate in the economic opportunities arising in India. These initiatives have impacted the lives of more than 10 million people across the country.

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