Both the centers are centrally-located as Okhla center is close to the nearby bus-stop and Noida center is close to the nearest metro station which means that they are very access friendly locations. Also, both the centers are in the vicinity of local villages around the main centers so that the target youth can easily reach and encash the opportunity to receive training in vocational courses namely electrical repairing, AC and refrigeration, office management, safety and security and data entry operations. The cost of procuring training is as low as INR 500 per month for some of the listed short term courses.
Sharing his views on this new development, Anoop Kumar, Head of Operations at Laurus Edutech said, “Its high time that we realize the need to fill the glaring gap between what is taught in institutions and the actual industry requirements in terms of skilled man-power. The two centers started by us at Okhla and Noida are a part of an effort to give impetus to skill development among unemployed and job-seeking youth which in turn will help them live independently and reduce unemployment in India.”
The two centers set under the joint initiative by Laurus Edutech and DLF Foundation primarily focus on those school drop outs and under-graduate students who could not complete their formal education due to economic backwardness and start working before completing their education to lend a helping hand to their families. The courses offered at these two centers would help these students to hone their employability skills and attain betterment in both professional and personal life.
“Since the Government of India aims to skill 500 million youth by 2022, the skill development programs undertaken by private players like us will contribute in achieving this goal in a more efficient and outgrown manner”, said Mr. Srinivas Rao Cheedella, Managing Director at Laurus Edutech.