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.

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26 Jun 2012

Here’s for the crazy ones!

We’re gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make “me too” products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it’s always the next dream. – Steve Jobs

Skills are the currency of the future and that’s an area Centum Learning is deeply committed to. As per the government’s National Skill Development Plan, various ministries & nodal agencies have been entrusted to skill 500 million people by 2022. NSDC has a skilling target of 150 million, Ministry of Labor & Employment (MoLE) has a skilling target of 100 million, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has a skilling target of 50 million and the remaining target of 200 million have been allocated to 17 other ministries.

These numbers are mind boggling, the task appears undoable and the current scorecard is like a drop in the ocean! If lessons from the past are any indicator of …

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