Centum Learning has been at the forefront of many initiatives to bridge the skill gap by making fresh talent available to the industry. On 20th February, 2017, Centum Learning, an ISO 9001:2015 certified skilling MNC, in partnership with Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS), Government of Jharkhand, organized a day long pre-placement fair for 150 candidates being trained under Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY) at the Centum Skill Development Centre. The first-ever pre-placement fair was inaugurated by Sangita Lal, Director, District Rural Development Agency and District Skill Officer, Ranchi.
With an aim to make best talent available to the industry, the pre-placement fair gave an opportunity to access career options available with various leading organizations under one roof, enabling candidates to receive job offers in hand, before they complete the course. Numerous companies participated in the pre-placement fair, notable ones including Welspun India, Eureka Forbs, T-Wallet, Team HGS and Arul Textiles. After grueling interview sessions, close to 100 Centum trained candidates have received offers under retail, telecom and textile sectors.
Highlights of the pre-placement fair:
- The Centum Learning pre-placement fair, adopted an integrated approach in addressing the employment and employability issues, by making jobs available to the candidates according to potential and educational qualification.
- The employers directly interviewed suitable jobseekers at the fair and issued offer letters on the spot. Various services like employability assessments, career guidance and counselling for interviews were also made available to candidates.
- Post successful certification by JSDMS, these candidates will directly join these organizations, thereby ensuring a strong foundation for their career ahead.
Mobilizing youth for Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY)
Centum Learning, in association with the JSDMS, is playing a pivotal role in enabling and mobilizing youth in Jharkhand to make them employable and work ready. Centum is actively mobilizing and skilling candidates in seven districts, namely – Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Khunti, Gumla and Dumka. In the first phase, the Centum Skill Development Centre in Ranchi is undertaking skilling in three job roles – Sewing Machine Operator – Apparel, Call Center Executive – Telecom, Electrician – Construction Sector, Trainee Associate – Retail. These courses are being conducted under the Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY), which aim to provide quality skills training aligned with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) and responsive to industry needs. The sprawling 3000 square feet centre boasts 138 bed hostel, with three state-of-art Retail, Telecom and Apparel labs. Basis the experience in the skilling landscape for over a decade now, Centum Learning has designated a person exclusively for counselling keeping in mind the humongous volume of motivation required for youth.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sanjeev Duggal, CEO and MD, Centum Learning said “We are proud to be associated with the Government of Jharkhand to skill the poorest of the poor in rural areas, to eliminate poverty and vulnerability in a sustainable manner and improve their quality of life. Training is something that we have been doing for a decade now. Besides training, we are now focusing on placement of men and women trained in our various centres across the state. We will be setting up many more centres in different parts of Jharkhand, so that youth need not travel far to get employability linked training.”
Centum Learning’s innovative collaboration with various stakeholders including central and state governments, industry bodies, corporates and the academia has ensured that a large diaspora of young Indians are taking up outcome-based skills training to become employable and earn their livelihood.
About Centum Learning: Centum Learning is a leading organization in the global skills development and vocational training landscape. Its mission is to improve business productivity and enhance youth employability. Centum Learning, with over 1400 learning and development specialists and their domain expertise in 21 industry verticals, has skilled more than 1.2 million people. It operates out of more than 100 learning centres and close to 1000 vocational training centres in rural and urban locations across 17 countries including India, Nepal and 15 countries in Africa.
Recipient of 9001:2015 ISO Certification, Centum Learning has successfully partnered Central and State Ministries, Central Board of Secondary Education-CBSE, Public Sector Enterprises and more than 350 corporates such as Delhi Airport, Bharti Airtel, Genpact, National Bank of Kenya, Lafarge Cement and Maruti Suzuki. In India, Centum Learning has set up Centum WorkSkills India, in partnership with NSDC to enhance the skills of 12 million youth across the country.