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Haier India partners with Government of Maharashtra to Foster Skill Development through National Apprenticeship Schemes

07-18 2023

Focused on youth empowerment, nurturing talent and employment generation across Maharashtra

 Mumbai: Haier Appliances India (Haier India), the global leader in Home Appliances and the World’s Number 1 brand in Major Appliances for 14 Consecutive Years* has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Department of Skills, Employment, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Government of Maharashtra, to promote skill development and empower the youth. The partnership aims to strengthen the vocational training ecosystem in the state of Maharashtra and provide aspiring individuals with valuable skill sets and industry exposure through apprenticeship programs – National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) and National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS).

The National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) and National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) are initiatives undertaken by the Government of India to promote apprenticeship training across various sectors. These schemes aim to provide opportunities for practical training to individuals, enabling them to enhance their employability and bridge the skill gap prevalent in the country.

Under the agreement, Haier India will collaborate closely with the Department of Skills, Employment, Entrepreneurship & Innovation to identify and select eligible candidates for apprenticeship training across various disciplines. Haier India’s initiative to collaborate with the Department of Skills, Employment, Entrepreneurship & Innovation will help over 1000 candidates from the state to avail upskilling and employment opportunities for a year under the wings of Haier. The brand will partner with the government at their job fairs, campus interviews, and industry interviews to help them in the recruitment processes of youth from Maharashtra across various programmes. This collaboration will help the youth from different fields to acquire practical knowledge while Haier supports their journey at placements or provides self-employment opportunities.

Speaking on signing ceremony, Mr. Satish NS, President, Haier Appliance India said “We are delighted to partner with the Government of Maharashtra to support the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme and National Apprenticeship Training Scheme. This partnership aligns perfectly with Haier's commitment to empower the young individuals and equip them with practical skills for a successful career. Through this collaboration, we aim to nurture talent, foster innovation, and contribute to the growth of Maharashtra's economy. We are excited about the possibilities this partnership holds, and look forward to making a meaningful impact on the lives of aspiring individuals in the state.”

Commenting on the MOU signing Dr. Ramaswami N, Commissioner, President, Department of Skills, Employment, Entrepreneurship & Innovation said “We are thrilled to partner with Haier India on this significant collaboration, which marks a major milestone in our efforts to promote skill development and entrepreneurship in Maharashtra. This MOU signing underscores our shared commitment to empowering the youth with valuable vocational training opportunities and enhancing their employability. Together with Haier India, we believe that through this partnership, we can create a skilled workforce that will contribute to the state’s economic growth and make a positive impact on the lives of individuals.”

Haier has always been committed in making a difference in people’s lives through meaningful initiatives. The signing of the MOU between Haier India and DPT, represents a significant milestone in nurturing talent and supporting the government's mission of creating a skilled workforce that can drive the country's economic growth.


Established in 2003 in India, Haier Appliances India Private Limited (Haier India), is a subsidiary of the Haier Singapore Investment Holding Pte. Ltd. which is the world’s leading provider of solutions for a better life. Headquartered in Greater Noida, Haier India is one of the leading brands in home appliances & consumer electronics in the country and World’s Number 1 Brand in major appliances for 14 consecutive years. Driven by the brand purpose of ‘Inspired Living,’ Haier India is committed to bring the best-in-segment products for customers, in line with its ‘Make in India, Made for India’ philosophy. With almost two decades of expertise in product innovation, Haier has a vast distribution network across the country along with two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Pune and Greater Noida. Backed by the superior technology and customer centricity, the product portfolio ranges from refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, LED TVs, water heaters, deep freezers, microwave ovens to kitchen appliances, with a special focus on Indian consumer demands.


Founded in 1984, Haier Group is the world's leading provider of solutions for better living and digital transformation. Users have always been in the center of our businesses, we have built 10 R&D centers, 71 research institutes, 35 industrial parks, 138 manufacturing centers and a sales network of 230,000 nodes around the world. We are the world's only IoT Ecosystem Brand that has been ranked in the Kantar BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands for 5 consecutive years. We also retain the top position in Euromonitor's Global Major Appliances Brand for 14 consecutive years. Our global revenue reached RMB 350.6 billion and brand value reached RMB 512.3 billion.

The Group has four listed companies, and our subsidiary Haier Smart Home is named among the Fortune's Global 500 and World's Most Admired Companies. We have seven global high-end brands, including Haier, Casarte, Leader, GE Appliances, Fisher & Paykel, AQUA and Candy, and have the world's first smart home Scenario Brand, SAN YI NIAO. We have built the world-leading industrial Internet platform COSMOPlat and the IoT health industry ecosystem INCAIER. Our entrepreneurial acceleration platform HCH has incubated 7 unicorn companies, 102 gazelle companies and 124 specialized and sophisticated "small giant" enterprises.

Being an iconic company in the real economy, Haier Group always focuses on the industries. We build a landscape of two pillars, smart living and industrial Internet. We build high-end brands, Scenario Brand and Ecosystem Brands. We are committed to technological innovation to deliver customized smart living for global users and successful digital transformation for corporate clients, and to endeavor for high-quality and sustainable economic and social development.