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7 Oct 2016

Centum Learning Multi-Skill Development Centre to Enable Employment Opportunities For Jehanabad Youth

Centum Learning launched a Multi-Skill Development Centre in Jehanabad in partnership with the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). The Centre will enable employment opportunities for youth in the district. The opening of this Centre is expected to make a significant impact on making youth job ready in what is one of the most backward districts in the country. Centum Learning, India’s first skilling MNC, partnered the Ministry of Rural Development for this project.

The DDU-GKY is the skilling and placement initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India. The scheme focuses on addressing the occupational aspirations of rural youth and enhancing their skills for wage employment. At the Centum Learning Multi-Skill Development Centre candidates will be skilled in two job roles – Retail Sales and Customer Care. These courses have a very high demand in market among employers.

Approximately 50 candidates have already enrolled …

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5 Oct 2016

Green Jobs in Uttarakhand: How Centum Created Opportunities For Youth via New Skilling Courses

The state of Uttarakhand is appreciated for its scenic beauty. However, it is also known to be a state where the youth face challenges due to lack of employment and learning opportunities. A significant step to remove this challenge was initiated in October 2016 when Centum Learning partnered Uttarakhand Skill Development Mission (UKSDM) to set up a Multi-Skill Development Centre for to provide training for Green jobs. The center is expected to play a significant role in enabling and mobilizing Uttarakhand youth to make them employable and work ready.

The Centum Multi-Skill Development Centre will offer skilling in only one job role – Solar Photo-Voltaic Installer – ‘Suryamitra’ which has a very high demand in the market. The ‘Suryamitra job role’ comes under ‘Green jobs’ that contribute to preserve or restore the environment. It is the need of the hour as the renewable energy sector is likely …

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6 Jul 2016

Centum Learning launched a Multi Skill Development Centre at Jharsuguda, Odisha partnering the Ministry of Rural Development under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). Shri. Kishore Kumar Mohanty, Chairman, Western Odisha Development Council today inaugurated the Multi-Skill Development Centre. Several senior officials were present on the occasion including Mr. Sitaram Patel Additional District Magistrate; Mr. Satya Narayan Dash, Project Director, DRDA; Smt. Lilli Kumari Kulu Addl. Project Director, Admin; Shri Praveen Kumar, CE-DSMS, DRDA.

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The Multi-Skill Development Centre will offer skilling in three job roles – Sewing Machine Operator, Retail Trainee Associate and BPO – Voice – that have a very high demand in market. The initial target for the Multi-Skill Development Centre is training nearly 210 candidates in one cycle spanning three months. Speaking on the occasion of the launch Mr. Sanjeev Duggal, CEO and MD, Centum Learning said “It is indeed a memorable day for …

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15 Oct 2015

Centum Learning participates in 8th FICCI Global Skills Summit 2015

Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning and Co – Chairman FICCI Skill Development Forum, along with thought leaders from the industry addressed the conference. The event draws participation from multiple stakeholders from skilling ministries, corporates and educational institutions.

Centum Learning was represented by Sanjeev (Duggal) at the 8th FICCI Global Skills Summit (GSS) held on Sept 10th at Federation House, New Delhi. The summit on ‘Skill-India, Build India’ was inaugurated by Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services and Dr.Kamal Haasan, Chairman, Media & Entertainment Sector Skills Council. The nine Indian youth who had won the International WorldSkills Championship 2015 held at Sao Paulo, Brazil were felicitated by Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman, MoS, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India at the Summit.

The Summit drew multiple stakeholders from skilling ministries, corporates and educational institutions to deliberate upon the skill development scenario in the country. Besides presenting the valedictory …

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18 Jun 2015

Launch of Mass Mobilisation Campaign for Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY)

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Centum Learning in collaboration with NSDC and COAI launch a massive Mass Mobilisation Campaign to create awareness of skill development programmes. The pilot initiative would help implement ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana’ (PMKVY), the flagship outcome-based skill development scheme under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, which plans to skill 24 lac youth in 2015-16 across the country.

The outreach campaign launched on June 18, 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi would build awareness of the flagship scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The event was addressed by Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning Limited and Co-Chairman, FICCI Skill Development Forum; Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI; Himanshu Kapania, Managing Director, Idea Cellular Ltd. & Chairperson, COAI; Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skills Development Cooperation (NSDC); Sunil Arora, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Rakesh Garg, Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary (Telecom), …

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2 Apr 2015

Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning to address the African Development Conference (ADC) at Harvard University

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Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning to address participants at the 6th Annual African Development Conference (ADC) at Harvard, on April 03-04, 2015. The two day summit serves as a platform for deliberations on Africa’s evolving network of development partners by enhancing public and private partnerships, which will help rebranding and reshaping Africa in the international development arena.

The panel “Education for a 21st century Africa” at ADC will be addressed by leading think tanks including Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director of Centum Learning; Elizabeth Ngonzi, CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA; Mwalimu Musheshe, founder and current Chairman/CEO of the Uganda Rural Development Training Institute, Uganda and Devang Vussonji, Associate Partner & Global Leader at Dalberg Employment and Education practice. The panel of thought leaders will highlight the need to provide necessary skills to the growing youth population enabling them to succeed on the global stage. …

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10 Jan 2015

Centum is the largest NSDC partner

We are glad to share that Centum is the largest partner of NSDC as per the Annual Update for FY 2013-14. During this period, Centum trained 202,935, i.e. 20.2% of the total people skilled by NSDC. Here is a screen grab from the report: NSDC Annual Update

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10 Dec 2014

Skill Development in Emerging Economies

Centum Learning represented by Kamini Prasad, COO – Urban Skills, Centum Learning, participated in the Livelihoods Asia Summit 2014, December 10 – 11, 2014, New Delhi. The two day summit brought together over 60 thought leaders, policy makers and practitioners from the region for deliberations to eradicate poverty.

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Kamini Prasad, COO-Urban Skills, Centum Learning addressing the delegates at the Livelihoods Asia Summit 2014

The session “Skill Development in Emerging Economies” moderated by Atul Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, National Skills Development Corporation was addressed by leading industry stalwarts including: Kamini Prasad, COO, Centum Learning; Dr. A Santosh Mathew, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India; Mrinalini Kher, Co-founder and Hon. Secretary & Trustee, Kherwadi Social Welfare Association and Rajiv Sharma, Founder & Managing Director, Empower Pragati. The panel discussed the current structural framework of the education systems of the developing countries, strategies to overcome the challenges of the skilling …

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9 Dec 2014

The National Conference on Emerging Best Practices in CBSE Schools EBPCS 2014

organized by CBSE and Centum Learning witnessed participation from schools located in 14 states across the country. It brought together diverse stakeholders like public and private schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas, SCERT and leading private schools and thus provided an ideal opportunity to exchange best practices across different segments within schools.

The inaugural session addressed by Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning Limited and Co-Chairman, FICCI Skill Development Forum; Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skills Development Cooperation (NSDC); Prof. Santosh Mehrotra, Director General, Institute of Applied Manpower & Research, Planning Commission, Govt. of India and Gyanendra Kumar, Joint Secretary, (A,R,T&I) CBSE set the stage for important deliberations on vocational education, skill development and employability of students. The panel urged the leaders of the schools to reach out to industry and Sector Skills Councils, assess employment potential, and explore internship opportunities to be able to fully harness the opportunities, Vocational Training …

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5 Dec 2014

Centum Learning participated at the Pre-Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a Seminar on “SKILL DEVELOPMENT – MOBILITY CHANNELS” in Gujarat.

Centum Learning represented by Shashi Kant SS, COO, Centum WorkSkills India participated in the Pre-Vibrant Gujarat Summit a Seminar on “SKILL DEVELOPMENT – MOBILITY CHANNELS” in Gujarat, on November 20, 2014. The event was organized by Labour & Employment Department.
The session “Employment & Skilling Sector – Current reforms, initiatives, challenges & the way forward” chaired by Kum. S. Aparna, IAS, Principal secretary, Economic Affairs- Finance Department, Government of Gujarat was addressed by leaders from the industry including: Shashi Kant SS, COO, Centum WorkSkills India, Shri Deepak Mehta, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Deepak Nitrite Limited and Dr. Anna Klincic Andrews, Programme Coordinator UNDP, New Delhi. The panel discussed the current structural framework and challenges of the skilling industry and ways to enhance mobility between formal and informal education without the fear of adversely affecting employability.…

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