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NSDC and AskMe come together to enhance employability of youth across India

AskMe, consumer
Internet Company and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has entered
into a significant partnership to enhance skilling and employability of youth
across India.

As per AskMe, through this partnership AskMe aims to support
youth aspiring to build successful careers through training programs conducted
by NSDC partners across India. For this, an agreement was signed by Dilip
Chenoy, MD & CEO – NSDC and Naveen Luthra, VP – Group Strategic Alliances,
AskMe.

 Under this partnership,
AskMe will list all NSDC authorized training centers across the country,
operating under Public Private Partnership model, on Askme.com. These listings
will enable youth to locate a training center in their close vicinity and reach
out to them and acquiring new skills in the sector/ job role they are
interested in. The training will be imparted across various sectors like
leather goods, manufacturing, automobiles, finance, healthcare, electronics,
handloom and handicrafts, software etc.

AskMe FREEADS will update the records of more than 40,000
people trained by NSDC on their website in order to help prospective employer
find skilled manpower across various sectors. This will allow trained youth to
have their details uploaded on the net in a seamless manner. This is a major
step forward for AskMe in strengthening the various initiatives by NSDC to
promote greater skills and knowledge among the youth.

Speaking on this significant partnership Naveen Luthra, VP –
Group Strategic Alliances, AskMe said, “We view this partnership as an
important step towards skilling Indian youth, through the power of search,
using web, mobile and voice platforms. This partnership will give us an
opportunity to reach out to a vast audience whose need for skill development
has largely remained unaddressed. We believe that together with NSDC, we will
be able to address the industry requirement of skilled work force across
India.”

Commenting on this initiative Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO,
NSDC said, “NSDC is working closely with varied domain experts to build a
complete ecosystem for certified skilled workforce in India and make their
quality services available to as many individuals and groups as possible. Our
partnership with AskMe is yet another initiative towards our vision to skill
India’s youth from semi-urban and rural areas for the global needs. We believe
that this partnership will be an excellent amalgamation of AskMe’s strong
network and our offering in the space of skill development.”

As per a study conducted by IMaCS (the management consulting
arm of rating agency ICRA) on behalf of the National Skill Development
Corporation (NSDC), India is likely to have an incremental requirement of 247
million people by 2022 in 20 high growth sectors. Although India is witnessing
unprecedented economic growth, we are faced with the daunting challenge of
addressing the ever-increasing ‘available’ but ‘unemployable’ urban and rural
workforce.

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