United Way Chennai will focus on two key areas in the initial phase of its launch. First, the organization aims to impart skill-based training to people with disabilities and identify relevant employment opportunities for them in the corporate sector, both in public and private organizations. United Way Chennai will also create awareness about these employment opportunities amongst NGOs and other organizations who work towards empowering disabled people. The organization hopes that these initiatives would elevate the importance of affirmative action and diversity in the corporate sector.
Secondly, United Way of Chennai will focus on the acute shortage of contract laborers facing the Infrastructure industry by working towards skill building for under-privileged groups. This would open new employment opportunities for them and help in reducing the demand and supply mismatch in the sector. United Way of Chennai looks forward to partnering with the corporate world and NGO’s to generate new opportunities in this regard.