A Model ‘SkillEd India’ Lab (in applied learning skills) under Oriflame CSR was inauguratedat the Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS) in Sector 28, Faridabad today by Sh. Krishan Pal Gurjar, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in the presence of Mr. PejeEmilsson-Executive Chairman of Kunskapsskolan Education; Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, ManavRachna Educational Institutions (MREI); Mr. VivekKatoch, Corporate Affairs Director- South Asia, Oriflame Sweden; Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, MREI; Ms. Shashi Bala Ahlawat, DEO, Faridabad; Mr. B R Bhatia; Mr. S K Jain and Mr. Navdeep Chawla.
The objective of the lab is to implement innovative tools which will add value to the current mode of training of Vocational Education subjects in the State Government run Schools in India adapting KED Program methodologies.
Sh. Krishan Pal Gurjar acknowledged the contributions of Dr. O P Bhalla, Founder Visionary, MREI in transforming the education landscape of Haryana. He said: “Due to financial and economic constraints, around 47M school children drop-out from schools. I am very happy to see NSDC, ManavRachna, Oriflame, Kunskapsskolan and other Swedish companies joining hands to provide training and employment to these students. We will need to also ensure that students work hard and make themselves eligible for jobs in some of the best corporate houses of the country”.
It is noteworthy that a MoU was also signed yesterday in Delhi in the presence of Dr. MahendraNath Pandey, Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship between SkillEd India, NSDC and electronics major Sony India. While sharing details of the MoU, Dr. Prashant Bhalla said: “SkillEd India is working along with NSDC to create a conduit of employment for trainees trained under NSDC ecosystem by upgrading their skills and making them ready for employment with leading corporates of the country. In one of our initiatives with Sony India, we are channelizing NSDC trained candidates for imparting on-the-job training (OJT) and employment with Sony. The salary structures are matching the Minimum Wages set by the Government and we hope to annually provide (pan-India) about 10,000 OJT and regular employment. We are also in-principle agreement with Oriflame and associates to train their 1 lac Direct Selling Agents annually via NSDC training partner ecosystem. We are also discussing with JCB to provide them about 2500 Operators in Indian, Middle East and African markets and finally with Daikin India to provide pan India 1 lac AC installers.”
The partnership is aimed at three verticals — to support skill development in schools using KED methodology that will focus on providing employable skills to school drop-outs; varied skill development projects; and provide adequate training to teachers and setting up of a Global Institute of Skills (at the ManavRachna Educational Institutions campus), focusing on global employability of Indian workforce.