State to host first public-private employment exchange

 The KEC will deliver the full range of services covering Registration, Assessment, Counselling, Training, Certification and Placement to ensure successful access to the job market for Karnataka’s youth.

The nodal partner agencies on the government side for this initiative are the Department of Employment & Training and Karnataka Vocational Training & Skills Development Corporation (KVTSDC).

Focus area

Backed by TeamLease’s experience and management, KEC is aimed at transforming the capabilities and focus of traditional employment exchanges in Karnataka, while expanding the target public groups serviced.

It is expected to train and place over 2,000 candidates in the initial 12 months, with the capability to be expanded over time.

For the first time, KEC will ensure sound focus on the employability aspect as well, along with employment. With the recent acquisition of the Indian Institute of Job Training (IIJT), India’s fastest growing vocational training companies, by TeamLease, KEC will ensure structured entry and exit gate assessments for the candidates, with relevant vocational training programmes.

Bridge gaps

While the training will help bridge skills gaps and make the candidates job ready, the accompanying certification will ensure their credibility in the job market. With strong enablement through information technology, KEC will leverage the industry connects of TeamLease to ensure successful access to available jobs across the country for the state’s youth spanning over 1,200 companies.

KVTSDC Commissioner of Employment & Training and Managing Director S R Umashankar (IAS) said, “The Government of Karnataka is committed to ensuring access to livelihood opportunities for the youth of this state. We recognise that the lack of necessary job skills is the core issue affecting employability of our youth and the KVTSDC was created to address this issue. Given the scale of this issue and opportunities in the market, cooperation with and involvement of the private sector is a key requirement. With its proven experience and expertise, we hope the partnership with TeamLease will help successfully improve the employability and employment potential of the youth of Karnataka.”

Privileged partner

“TeamLease is privileged to partner with KVTSDC and the Government of Karnataka in this prestigious initiative. Leveraging the proprietary TeamLease Employment Framework (TNEF), which identifies over 15,000 Ideal Candidate Profiles in the industry and the capabilities of IIJT, we will be offering highly relevant assessment and training programmes to complement our established placement services,” said TeamLease Services Vice President Neeti Sharma.

Further she added “This will dramatically alter the chances of success for the candidates. We see this as the way forward in the qualitative transformation of employment exchanges across Karnataka and India for the greater benefit of the working age youth.”

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