Skill Talks from the industry, academia, training partner and government

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2017, we present to you Skill Talks from key participants in the emerging skill development and vocational training ecosystem in India. From the industry, we have Annu Wadhwa, CEO, Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&W SSC), and Seema Tiwari, Head -CSR, Godrej & Boyce, the training partner is represented by Kamini Prasad, COO, Centum Learning, from the academia, we have Dr Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University and the R Vimala, IAS, CEO, Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM) represents the government sector.

Skill TalksChampioning high quality and standards in Professional Beauty and Wellness in India

While talking to Annu Wadhwa, CEO, Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC), you will be doubly convinced that beauty is definitely not skin deep! In this Skill Talk, she gives a detailed account of practical difficulties faced by B&W enthusiasts and makes timely recommendations on setting high quality standards in training. This is essential to get professional respect and recognition and create sustainable entrepreneurship models in this space. Read more…

Successful CSR initiatives from Godrej & Boyce in skilling women

Several conglomerate have set new benchmarks in leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a strategy for skill development and vocational training. We are happy to present a Skill Talk by Seema Tiwari, Head – CSR, Corporate Personnel & Administration, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. Besides discussing skilling related projects and sustainability initiatives, she suggests how CSR professionals can carve a niche by aligning business and social impact. Let’s read on to discover some of the impressive skilling projects along with results and other initiatives that are focused around women upskilling and empowerment. Read more…

How Centum Learning empowers women with right skills for employment and entrepreneurship

We are delighted to present a Skill Talk by Kamini Prasad, COO, Centum Learning, to discuss some of the practical and social challenges that working women face in skilling sector and beyond. Ms Prasad highlights the need to extend support to women from professional and personal fronts in order to grow as an entrepreneur. Let’s read on to know more about job prospects, limitations, women centric vocational courses and more that aid enthusiastic women entrepreneurs to make their mark. Read more…

Chitkara University pioneers the implementation of industry-integrated courses

We are pleased to connect with Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University to understand the pioneering efforts of the university in offering job-oriented courses with high employability. In this Skill Talk, Dr Madhu Chitkara talks about the need to integrate curriculum with industry requirements. She emphasizes on making employability and entrepreneurship to be the focus of education. She also discusses the rising trend of more women taking up unconventional courses across diverse industry segments lending themselves into self-sufficient entrepreneurs. Let’s read on to know more about how work-integrated learning models and apprenticeships could be operationalized in educational institutes paving way for Skilled India. Read more…

Skilling initiatives from Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM)

Successful implementation of Rural Livelihood Mission calls for seamless coordination between people and processes across projects. We connected with R Vimala, IAS, CEO, Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM) to learn about how various initiatives in skill development and employment, particularly for women are being carried out by MSRLM. Read on to know more about the challenges, solutions and advice for women to become responsible for her own growth and the role played by families in ensuring the success of women. Read more…

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