IGNOU, NIS-Sparta to train 24,000 rural youths

March 22nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) NIS-Sparta, a learning solution company of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group, has joined hands with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to train and place 24,000 youths from poor families in the telecom and BPO sector.
The training project is part of the ministry of rural development initiative to increase employability of youngsters from the below the poverty line (BPL) families.

“It is an honour to sign an MoU with IGNOU for the ministry of rural development. The focus will be to help youth for upgrading their skills and finding suitable employment. This initiative is an example of NIS-Sparta’s commitment towards the skill building requirements for Indian youth,” said Goutam Roy, executive senior vice president of NIS.

Authorities said that this agreement will channelise the efforts towards making the youth trained and employed. NIS-Sparta will source and train candidates in 15 states for placement in the telecom and BPO sector.

They will be using information and communication technologies extensively for blended technology based training and to manage and control the project on a pan India basis and train 24,000 candidates in the first phase, and place them in private sector with right opportunity.

The activity, which is starting immediately in various states, will gradually cover all 15 states within the next three months. In the next phase, NIS is gearing up to a target of 100,000 beneficiaries per year, under this project, covering all domains.

“The training is conducted in two sectors IT and telecom, and is a very useful scheme for rural population. This program will help 24,000 people PAN India,” added C.G. Naidu, director, School of Vocational Education and Training at IGNOU.

To start with, NIS-Sparta has tied up with several telecom & BPO companies in addition to the manpower requirement within ADAG group. The rural youth will be trained for at least 150 hours and then placed in different sectors in sales and service for next three months across various private companies in telecoms and BPO sector.

IGNOU, the monitoring and certification partner in this programme, will be actively monitoring the entire project and certifying the students.

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