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19 Apr 2013

Centum Learning participated at ‘Investment in Education’ Seminar at PHD Chamber

 Shashi Kanth SS, COO – Centum WorkSkills India Limited represented Centum Learning at a Seminar on Investment in Education: Opportunities, Challenges and Issues at the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry on April 18, 2013.

In the session on Solutions, Services and Innovation in Private Investments in Vocational Education, Shashi Kanth spoke about the huge demand and supply gap and how this can be bridged with the sizable private investments in education in the following areas: building infrastructure, skills training, building community connect, content creation, conducting Train-the-Trainers (through initiatives like Skill Instructors Guild), people development and building industry linkages.

Besides, Pawan Aggarwal, Advisor (Higher Education), Planning Commission, there were other esteemed panelists like Tushar Pandey, President & Country Head of Strategic Initiatives, Yes Bank, Ryan Pinto, CEO – Ryan Group of Institutions and Aditya Berlia, Pro Chancellor & Co Founder, Apeejay Stya University.…

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3 Apr 2013

Centum Learning participation at ‘Global Education & Skills Forum 2013′

Centum Learning participated in the recently concluded ‘Global Education & Skills Forum 2013′, held from March 15 – 17, 2013 at the Conference Centre, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE. A first of its kind global conference on the backdrop of future of skills & education, witnessed participation of more that 500 delegates representing Governments & Industries of over 50 countries. During the two-day conference, global leaders deliberated over ways & means to reform education with a focus on Public Private Partnerships, streamlining skills & developing workforce globally, re-oreinting CSR initiatives towards education, advocating equity in education, devising smarter content & better learning tools and innovating ways to utilize disruptive technology to impact the future of education in most effective ways.

Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning Limited, moderated the session on Skills development titled, ‘Focus on Skills: workforce development for employment and global competitiveness’ at the conference. The Keynote …

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15 Mar 2013

Skill Development Faces Social Challenges

Centum Learning is a global player in skills development and training. From its inception in 2006 as a Bharti Enterprises offshoot, Centum Learning has quickly grown into a multinational player, thanks largely to Bharti’s African foray in early 2010. Today, Centum is present across of 17 African countries, besides India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The company has floated a joint venture, Centum WorkSkills India Ltd, with the National Skill Development Corporation to skill 12 million across 11 states and 383 districts. Centum is working with various ministries and government agencies to meet the target. The company has set up about 470 learning centres in rural and urban locations, says Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & director, Centum Learning.

Read the entire story that has appeared in Financial Express today here

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7 Dec 2012

Competitive Advantage through Customer Service Excellence

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5 Dec 2012

Elevating Standards On Level Playing Field – A Case for BFSI

In sectors like BFSI, top line growth is directly linked to growing customer base and increasing number of satisfied customers. One time induction training or a training programme about processes & ways of working  is clearly insufficient to percolate the organizations’ philosophy of ‘Serving the Customer Right’ across geographies and hierarchies. Sustained investments in people development & training to imbibe and exhibit ‘Customer Service Excellence’ at all customer touch points have proven to be much more effective and sustainable.  Download our knowledge paper on the BFSI sector here

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26 Nov 2012

Is skill & vocational training a scalable and lucrative business in India today?

 Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director Centum Learning Limited recently addressed a session titled “Building  Vocational Training Businesses In India” at the recently concluded VC Circle Education Summit in New  Delhi. Addressing the panelists and delegates, Sanjeev mentioned that organizations entering the vocational education & skill building domain need to have a socio-economic motive and not just RoI motive to do business in this sector.
 “I would call this a patience capital model. It is a 10-year game if you invest in an education company. You can’t expect returns before 7 years. It is not a three-four year story,” remarked Sanjeev.…

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7 Nov 2012

Have a productive and profitable Diwali!

According to different media reports, consumers are likely to spend 20-30% more in the festival season vis-à-vis normal season. And this is the season to get the most achieved of your annual targets, drive profitability and make the most of the buck.

  • Is your workforce geared to reap advantage of your aggressive marketing spend?
  • Is your dealer network aligned to new product offerings to drive sales?
  • Is your same store revenue growing vis-à-vis new store revenue?
  • Are your front line sales representatives aware of the products on offer and are they equipped enough to convert an enquiry into sale?

Goodies and discounts can trigger a buying decision; conversions however happen in real time when the customer is interacting with your product/ brand at the POS and that’s where informed and trained workforce / marketing associates/ sales executives can make a difference!

So what should you do?

This festival season, give …

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29 Oct 2012

Making most of the Public Private Partnerships

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17 Oct 2012

Leveraging Technology, Infrastructure and Financing for Skills – Session at FICCI Global Skills Summit 2012

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5 Oct 2012

Getting the Trainers’ job right

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