The Chennai-based Laurus Edutech Pvt Ltd, a partner for the National Skills Development Council, plans to set up 540 skill development centres for vocational training.

These centres will be set up across the country under the Skill India Partner Programme (SIPP).

Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah today launched this programme.

The SIPP acts like an extended arm of NSDC in jointly setting up skill development centres with the industry. The training will be given to school drop-outs, or those who could not pursue higher education, in areas like welding and construction. This will make such students employable and enable them to earn a monthly salary ranging from Rs 7,000 to Rs 12,000, he said.

Out of the 540 centres, nearly 330 centres would be set up jointly with the industry, Srinivas Rao Cheedella, Managing Director, Laurus Edutech, told at the launch function.

Each vocational training centre needs to have a local flavour and choice of skills to be trained. Laurus will bring in its expertise in training students and trainers, assessments, and technology.

It will also assist the partners in choosing the location, planning the courses to be delivered, developing the infrastructure, hiring trainers and developing faculty, acquiring a steady student base, and building the centre’s brand, he said.

Laurus has signed up with companies such as DLF Foundation, Tata Motors, Naturals and Ador Weldings, he said.

raja.simhan@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on December 10, 2012)
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