Globsyn Knowledge Foundation holds 3rd National Skills Convocation.Over 1500 trainees awarded certificates; many of them get job offers.
Kolkata, July 29, 2016: The 3rd National Skills Convocation was organised here today by the Kolkata-based Globsyn Knowledge Foundation in association with Globsyn Skills, a joint venture between the Globsyn Group and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and also eastern India’s largest skill development organisation.
The Chief Guest for the 3rd National Skills Convocation was Mr. Ranjan Choudhury, Head – Investing and Incentivizing, and Head – WorldSkills India, National Skill Development Corporation while the Guests of Honour was Dr. Subrata Kumar Dey, Vice Chancellor, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology.
At this Convocation, the achievements of more than 1500 trainees who had been a part of Globsyn’s skill development programmes nationally during the year 2015-16 – in sectors like IT/ ITeS, Banking, Tourism & Hospitality, Beauty & Wellness, Logistics, Retail and several others – were recognised and acknowledged through the award of certificates. While Globsyn has successfully connected 10000+ skills trainees with job opportunities during the year, 20 of them received job offers from well-known corporate organisations at the event.
Following Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Skill India’, and his mandate of making vocational skills aspirational, the National Skills Convocation was first organised in 2014, conceptualised and introduced by Globsyn with the mission of ‘Making Skills Aspirational’; the 2nd National Skills Convocation aimed at ‘Connecting Skills and Jobs Together’, while the 3rd National Skills Convocation, held today, aimed to ‘Integrate Industry and Learners Together’. The underlying objective of organising National Skills Convocations is that it acts as catalysts for neutralising real or perceived differences among the youth coming from diverse backgrounds through the recognition of vocational training, and by making it aspirational among the youth to whom skills training is imparted.
Since 2014, the National Skills Convocations have provided these trainees under Globsyn’s various skill development programmes a visible platform not only for the acknowledgement and recognition of their achievements, but also for the improvement of their self-image, the development of their self-confidence, and for acquiring a sense of empowerment.
Moreover, these Convocations have been viewed by Globsyn as opportunities to recognise and acknowledge the vitally important roles of its training partners, its own training faculty and corporate organisations. As important ‘stakeholders of the skills ecosystem’, they have transformed the lives of the youth who have received skills training – with the training partners mobilising them, the training faculty ‘delivering’ to them and making their skills an economically viable livelihood option.
Rahul Dasgupta, Joint Managing Director, Globsyn Group said, “In order to attain the objectives of the Skill India mission as conceived of by our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Globsyn has been striving to recognize, certify and celebrate the efforts of the successful participants in its vocational training programmes through the National Skills Convocation. We will continue to organize similar events, which provide a forum for connecting the industry to the learner community and contribute towards making vocational training aspirational.“
About Globsyn Knowledge Foundation: Globsyn Knowledge Foundation (GKF) has been formed with the exclusive mandate of bringing education and skills together through Globsyn’s EduSkills programs. Globsyn has been at the forefront of promoting education and skills training in West Bengal for nearly two decades since its inception in 1997. With deep domain competencies in the Education, Skill Development and Technology, Globsyn has addressed a wide spectrum of learners ranging from undergraduates to experienced corporate personnel. The Foundation has been involved in working with the government, colleges, corporates, industry houses and industry/trade associations, to bring a range of training deliverables to both freshers and working professionals. GKF executes all its vocational training under the Globsyn Finishing School (GFS) and delivers its academic programs through Globsyn Business School (GBS), which has over 2700+ alumni working with some of the best national and multinational brands in India and abroad.
About Globsyn Skills: Globsyn Skills is a joint venture set up by the Globsyn Group in equity partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). A ‘not-only-for-profit’ social enterprise, Globsyn Skills mandates itself with an ambitious mission of grooming 1 million youth over 10 years. Since 2012, Globsyn Skills has trained over 80,000 trainees across 500+ centers in 21 states. Globsyn Skills is working closely with the central government and various state governments to help implement their skill development initiatives. The 350+ empaneled faculty of Globsyn Skills provide training in multiple sectors including IT-ITeS, Banking, Retail, Logistics, Telecom, Beauty & Wellness, Tourism & Hospitality, Plumbing, Automobile, Agriculture, Electronics and Security.
The Globsyn Group has always pioneered changes in the education and skill development ecosystem as it strives to impart quality training, knowledge and global exposure to its students. Since its inception in 1997, Globsyn has implemented the Knowledge Finishing School™ system to equip its students with information and global management skills for the growing IT industry in India. Over the years, more than 75000 engineers have been exposed to this curriculum, and are now working for some of the best domestic and international companies in India as well as abroad.
At the 3rd National Skills Convocation, organised by the Globsyn Knowledge Foundation and Globsyn Skills (a joint venture between Globsyn Group and National Skill Development Corporation) in Kolkata today (July 29), over 1500 trainees received certificates and many of them received job offers from corporate organisations. Some of them are seen here with Mr. Bikram Dasgupta, Founder and Executive Chairman, Globsyn Group, Prof. R. C. Bhattacharya, Vice Chairman, Globsyn Business School and Rahul Dasgupta, Managing Director, Globsyn Skills.