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10 Oct 2014

Centum Learning participates in East Africa Com 2014

Centum Learning, Kenya participated in the East Africa Com 2014 hosted by Airtel Kenya. The summit took place on September 9th and 10th, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya where discussions were held on “Kenya Tops in Internet Connectivity”.

East Africa Com 2014 was the hub to meet the ‘crème de la crème’ of East Africa’s mobile and digital ecosystem. Sessions included industry intelligence, case studies and interactive panel discussions on the core topics affecting this market like Operator Strategies, Mobile Money, Mobile Broadcasting Evolution, Connecting East Africa and a lot more. Centum Learning leveraged the forum- ‘Speed Networking sessions’ to the hilt for introducing Centum Learning individually to key stakeholders.

Panelists who joined the discussion from Centum Learning were Mahesh Gera – IBG Vice President, Middle East and Africa; Alexander Trapani – Deputy Manager; Kevin Silvano – Device and Data Specialist and Joseph Osuo – Device and Data Specialist.

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11 Aug 2014

Making Vocational Education Desirable

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Mr. Sanjay Chandhoke at the NITTTR orientation event, Chandigarh

Centum Learning represented by Mr. Sanjay Chandhoke, Sr. Vice President, Professional Education and Training, participated in the ICT based orientation programme on “NSQF, Community College Scheme and other Skill Development Schemes of Govt. of India”. The event was organized by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh on 21-25 July, 2014. The live telecast of the programme benefited 300 participants across different locations. The theme of the session was “Bridging the Skill Gap”.

Addressing the session, Mr. Chandhoke said: “If we want to make a success of the skill development movement, it is important to make vocational education desirable.” He further shared Centum Learning’s interventions, best practices, learning outcomes and the strategic direction Centum Learning has undertaken to create a skills ecosystem in partnership with NSDC, Sector Skill Council and various organizations to address this issue. …

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2 Jul 2014

Innovating to build employable workforce

Centum Learning, represented by Dr. Raj Dravid – COO & Head Operations – Africa & Middle East, participated in AidEx Africa, a two-day high-profile conference that took place on June 5-6th 2014 at the Boma Hotel, Nairobi. The theme of the conference was ‘Innovation and Development’.

Dr. Raj Dravid addressed the session, “Where are the innovation incubators”? The other participants included Phoebe Maina – Project Manager, Translations Without Borders; Mary W Matu – Executive Chairlady, MicroClinic and Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad – Founder & CEO, Al-Khair Foundation.

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Dr. Raj Dravid, COO, Centum Learning, addressing the audience

According to Dr. Dravid, “the foremost challenge is in working with the poverty stricken communities”. He added “the approach of imparting skills training in 30 days or 240 hours, needs an innovative approach and modern technological tools”. Centum Learning has undertaken to create a skills ecosystem in Kenya to provide 300,000 jobs to address …

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19 Jun 2014

Centum Learning participates in a Knowledge Management Forum in Kenya

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Centum Learning, represented by Dr. Raj Dravid – COO & Head Operations Africa & in charge of Middle East, participated in a knowledge management forum. The theme of the forum was “Winning through Knowledge Management: Institutionalizing Knowledge Management for competitive advantage”. This lecture was organized by the Kenya Institute of Management in which over 100 managers participated.
The major areas addressed in the forum were, how an organization identifies, creates and accumulates its knowledge base; how one can ensure that knowledge assets are shared in the organization and with external stakeholders and finally, what are the areas of collaboration in which an organization has invested, to develop its knowledge capacity.
Dr. Raj Dravid was supported by another speaker Mr. L.M. Musumba – leading consultant in Knowledge Management, who shared his views on the Knowledge Management Ecosystem.

“This note is especially to single out your sterling contribution towards making

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12 Jun 2014

Centum Learning Participated at The Economic Times HR Conclave 2014

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11 Jun 2014

Centum Learning Organizes Job Fiesta in Bihar

Centum Learning is committed to create a skilled & employable workforce in the country. Towards the same, Centum Learning recently organized job fairs in Katihar, Begusarai and Patna for students who are undergoing skill development training in Bihar under the Dashrath Maji Kaushal Vikas Yojana. More than 750 candidates from Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Saharsa, Khagaria, Araria, Begusarai and Patnadistricts participated in the Centum Job Fiesta and over 500 candidates were provided with offer letters. Participating companies which included Vardhman Textile, IKF Tech, Nava Bharath, Sodexho, Aegis BPO, Eureka Forbes, NFL Ltd etc. offered salaries ranging between Rs. 5000 – Rs. 10000 per month.…

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3 Jun 2014

Centum Learning to participate at the AidEx Africa Conference in Kenya

When it comes to innovation an ounce of execution is worth more than a ton of theory – Phil McKinney. TheAidEx Africa conference, scheduled on June 05, 2014, aims to bring stakeholders from all the sectors by establishing a vital link between innovation and development. The session, “Where are the innovation incubators?” that focuses on how businesses drive innovationwill be addressed by leaders from the industry including: Dr Raj Dravid, Chief Operating Officer, Centum Learning, Phoebe Maina, Project Manager, Translations Without Borders, Mary W Matu, Executive Chairlady, MicroClinic and Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad, Founder & CEO, Al-Khair Foundation. To know more about the conference, click here: http://www.aid-expo.com/africa/conference-nairobi/conference-programme…

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24 Feb 2014

Centum Learning organized a Job Fair at Kaimur District, Bihar

Centum Learning recently organized a Job Fair at Kaimur district, Bihar for Mahadalit youth undergoing skill development training under Dashrath Maji Kaushal Vikas Yojana. More than 175 youth candidates from the districts ofAurangabad, Kaimur, Arwal and Buxer participated in the job fair. Candidates who successfully cleared the interview process were offered recruitment letters on the spot. Over 143 youth got offer in various companies including Aegis, Tatwa BPO, I Care,Vardhawan Textiles, Navbharath group etc.

Inaugurating the job fair, the District Magistrate (In-charge) Kaimur, Mr. Ajay Kumar Srivastav said, “Govt. of Bihar is very sensitive for the all-round development of SC / ST communities and have started numerous schemes for the welfare of socially marginalized Mahadalit youth”.…

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19 Feb 2014

Centum Learning participated in 2nd Bihar Innovation Forum

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Centum Learning participated in the 2nd Bihar Innovation forum held on 30th- 31st January, 2014 at Patna, Bihar. Bihar Innovation Forum, a joint initiative of Jeevika ( Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society) and the World Bank and aims at promoting social innovators who have developed sustainable and scalable rural livelihood solutions. State Government representatives, officials from World Bank, eminent professionals and experts from diverse industry sectors, entrepreneurs and members of self help groups participated in the two day event. The event was focused around eight high impact rural livelihood themes including agriculture, livestock, financial services, rural energy, ICT based solutions, skill development & non-farm sector, access to entitlements, access to services. In the skill development category, Centum Learning bagged the runners up excellence award owing to far-reaching and widespread impact of its skill development programmes which are bringing about positive transformation in the lives of youth of Bihar.…

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6 Dec 2013

Scaling Skill Development Enterprises

TiE New Delhi Chapter recently organized a round table discussion on “Scaling Skill Development Enterprises” which is a part of the outreach initiative of “Power to Empower 2013 Challenge”, an event jointly organized by India@75 and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The challenge aims to encourage young students & entrepreneurs to come forward and take part in the huge business opportunity that lies untapped in the skill development arena. Shashi Kanth SS, COO, Centum WorkSkills India addressed the entrepreneurs on the opportunities that exist in the value chain of skill development and said, “We, as a country need to move away from the Brahmin mind set to that of the Vishwakarma mind set… Skilling is a verb and therefore demands constant action for sustainable transformation to happen”.…

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