LabourNet puts focus on specialisation

LabourNet puts focus on specialisation

Hoping to train over two lakh people this year (2017-18), LabourNet has placed focus on specialisation, under all its training programmes.

While the social enterprise offers vocational training in over 144 programmes this year, it will lay focus on specialisation under each segment, LabourNet Services India Co-Founder and CEO Gayatri Vasudevan said.  “Within construction, demand is particularly high for workers skilled in the construction of drywalls. In tailoring and stitching, demand is high for those skilled in stitching jeans. Likewise, specialisation within a domain becomes necessary and we are focusing on it this year,” she said.

On Wednesday, LabourNet announced that 70% of the participants under its training programme — smartphone technicians and assistant electricians — funded by Hitachi, have been placed, and said that the targeted placement for this programme is about 85%.

While the social enterprise has already begun the mobilisation of participants for its next batch, Gayatri said, “The trades under this programme have been picked in consonance with Hitachi, and the content has been designed by LabourNet. These trades are integral in the overall industry value chain, even from Hitachi’s perspective.” 

LabourNet trained 1.5 lakh people across its 144 active courses this year, out of which 1.15 lakh were certified. “Across the country, we have found high demand for skilled professionals in the spaces of automobiles servicing, banking and financial services, construction, leather cutting, decorative painting and smartphone repair, among other things,” she said, adding that construction training programmes form the bigger chunk with a share of 30%, followed by automobiles servicing, leather cutting, and beauty and wellness programmes, each of which claim about 20%.

“The banking and financial services segment at 10% currently, is witnessing tremendous demand, and we expect this segment to grow,”  she added.
DH News Service

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Deccanherald.com/news/lok-sabha-elections-2019 


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry