Centres will provide work centric learning that leads to employment
Hyderabad, 25th October 2010: IndiaSkills, a vocational training initiative from Manipal Education, India’s leading education service provider and City & Guilds, one of the leading provider of work related assessment & qualifications in the world launched its vocational training centre at Lakshya Knowledge Park, Ameerpet today. The centre will initially offer courses in Banking, Financial services & Insurance (BFSI), Retail and English language training, thus opening up excellent employment opportunities for the youth of Hyderabad. Youngsters with education ranging from Class XII to graduation can take up these courses that pave the way for promising careers.
IndiaSkills will also be tying up with top banking & insurance companies in India to provide employment to the first batch of students with salaries in the range of Rs 5,000/- to Rs 15,000/- per month. The BFSI course is a Diploma in Financial Advisory & Marketing Services and will enable students get employed as Financial Advisors with leading financial companies. Currently in Hyderabad & andhra pradesh alone, partner companies have over 950 job requirements. On a pan-India basis, IndiaSkills had mandates with over 20 leading banks, top retail firms, leading insurance firms etc to provide employment to the students on successful completion of their courses.
Commenting on the launch, Hari Menon, CEO, IndiaSkills said, “There has been a lack of work relevant education for the youth, which can help them get a job and be successful at it. This has resulted in them taking up education courses that do not immediately enhance their employability or open up any job prospects. IndiaSkills aims to bridge this gap between current education and industry needs of a skilled employee. The innovative learning model that IndiaSkills has developed helps the student in getting a well-salaried career, the employers in getting a trained & skilled employee and thus offering the government a fast-track solution to eradicate unemployment.”
All courses offered by IndiaSkills training centres are designed to provide a combination of both classroom learning and practical skills required to perform a specific job role, thus maximizing their employability opportunity. The curriculum also ensures students are productive and efficient from day one. The courses will include 120 to 200 guided learning hours, with both full time and part time options.
To know more about the courses and see how IndiaSkills can guide them on the path to employment, students can visit the center at the following addresses:
Lakshya Knowledge Park
Flat No 401 H No: 7-1-201/207
KVR Enclave, Near Satyam Theatre
Ameerpet, Hyderabad, AP – 500016
Land phone: 040 – 23060006
Mobile: 91 – 9676160006
IndiaSkills is a JV between two education pioneers - Manipal Education, India’s leading education service provider, and City & Guilds, UK’s largest provider of work related assessment & qualifications. IndiaSkills has been set up with the aim of redefining the way skills education, training & certification is delivered in India. It will enable students to obtain work centric skills-based qualifications in a wide range of industries. Over the next 5 years, IndiaSkills aims to deliver training, assessment and certification across 500 Vocational Training Centres covering close to 50% of India’s districts targeting 1 million learners.
About Manipal Education
Manipal Education is a pioneering and leading academic & education services provider in India. With over 50 years of steadfast focus in the field of Education, the group provides education services across all genres. The group’s presence includes 3 universities - Manipal University, sikkim Manipal University, and American University of Antigua - and over 30 institutions in India, besides colleges & campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia & Nepal. In addition to formal university programmes delivered through 5 campuses in India & 4 overseas, Manipal Education also has a range of education offerings in Distance Education, Professional & Skills Education across multiple genres, as well as industry leading partnerships such as the ICICI Manipal Academy for Banking (in association with ICICI Bank). Manipal Education has strategic investments in emerging companies, including U21Global - the world's premier online graduate school based out of Singapore, and MeritTrac - India’s Largest Skills Assessment & Testing Company.
About City & Guilds
City & Guilds is the expert and leading authority in work-based education and training both in the UK and worldwide. Founded in the City of London in 1878, City & Guilds provides qualifications for 1.6 million learners in 81 countries every year. The UK’s leading work-based education institution awards qualifications in a variety of industry areas across various standards of excellence. City & Guilds qualifications act as a benchmark for skills globally and are widely recognised and well-respected, enabling learners to use their qualifications wherever they travel to.