Maharashtra State Skill Development Society signs MOU with Times Centre for Learning to skill 15,000 youths


The training will reduce the gap between the available skill sets among youth and the requirements of the industry.

With many innovations and technological disruptions, the industry has changed, and therefore, requires new skills to ensure success. Youth entering the workforce need to be equipped with relevant kills to excel at work. Skilling the young workforce with industry-relevant abilities is the only way to help them thrive.

Maharashtra State Skill Development Society (MSSD) and the Times Centre for Learning Limited (TCLL) have signed an MOU for an industrial skill development and training programme. TCLL, a subsidiary of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL) is an educational initiative by the group.

According to the MOU, TCLL will impart industry-relevant training to 15000 unemployed youth in Maharashtra, over a period of three years. This training programme comes under the ‘Pramod Mahajan Kaushalaya Udyojakta Vikas Abhiyan. TCLL will provide skill training to youth in the areas of healthcare, IT/ITES and logistics.

The courses to skill the youth will be as per the quality parameters of the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), handled by the National Skills Qualification Committee (NSQC). The Committee is responsible for devising courses as per the international qualification framework.

Commenting on the MOU, E. Ravindran, Commissioner, Skill Development, Employment & Entrepreneurship Maharashtra State says, “There is a dire need for job-based skilling in the industry. I feel, with our partnership with TCLL, the unemployed youth will do well to learn and upgrade their skills, which are relevant to various industry categories.”

TCLL is an organisation, which provides industry-relevant skills to graduates and working professionals. The organisation offers executive education in areas of banking, management, analytics, digital marketing, decision science, and so on.

With the skill-training expertise of TCLL, the MSSDS will help skill large number of youths in Maharashtra, and make them employment ready.

The MSSDS will coordinate and integrate various departments of the state and central governments, as well as industry partners to provide them employment-oriented skill development training.

Commenting on the partnership, Anish Srikrishna, president-TCLL, says, “We are proud to be associated with MSSDS and the Government of Maharashtra. As an organisation, we are committed to help bridge the gap between the youth’s skillsets and industry’s specific requirements.”

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