ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY ON JULY 15TH, LABOURNET MAKES ANNOUNCEMENTS OF ITS SKILLING BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE HEALTHCARE AND INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT SECTORS
LabourNet in collaboration with AyurVAID Hospitals to skill Ayurveda Paricharaks in the healthcare sector for deployment in Japan
LabourNet develops and conducts advanced skill training courses for youth on behalf of the Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council
Bengaluru : India has the world’s largest youth workforce today and it is estimated that there will be 104.62 million fresh entrants in the labour market by 2022. However, the current youth unemployment rate continues to remain as high as 10% with 31 million unemployed in India and more importantly, 43% of India’s youth are not in employment, education or training. The unemployment rate in Karnataka is 5.1% as of today and one of the main reasons for this is the gaps in their skills, which prevents them from being gainfully employed.
On the occasion of the fourth ‘World Youth Skills Day’ on July 15, 2018, LabourNet, one of India’s leading social enterprises in skill development and enabling sustainable livelihoods, announces its future plans to further expand its focus on skilling youth in Karnataka. LabourNet has been skilling youth and providing them opportunities for wage employment and self employment through creation of micro enterprises. Speaking at the press briefing, Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan, Co- Founder & CEO, LabourNet said “Youth skill development is the need of the hour to ensure that today’s youth of Karnataka do not remain unemployed or under-employed due to gaps in their skills. By partnering with governments, local corporates and industry bodies, we have trained over 700,000 Indians so far and are on our way to impacting 10 million livelihoods by the year 2022”.
LabourNet also shared its plans for skilling in the Healthcare and Infrastructure Equipment sectors, which would help provide employment opportunities in India and abroad. LabourNet has been chosen as one of the first few authorized partners for the Government’s strategic Indo-Japan Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) that aims to send more than 3 lakh Indian youth to Japan for a 1 year internship program and technical training.
Partnership with AyurVAID
Under this program, LabourNet has partnered with the leading chain of Ayurveda hospitals – AyurVAID to train more than 10,000 Ayurveda Paricharaks (Caregivers) in the next five years. These Paricharaks will be trained for a year as a Caregiver, besides being trained in Japanese language, post which they will be sent to Japan for hands-on internship. Speaking on the occasion Rajiv Vasudevan, MD and CEO of AyurVAID explained “Elder care workers are in high demand in Japan with more than 380,000 required by the year 2025. These Caregivers need a very high level of professional training in healthcare to be able to
provide high quality, standardized care as Japan has developed outstanding technology and know-how in Care Work. Ayurveda Paricharaks trained at AyurVAID shall have the
technical expertise as well as skill sets and hence shall be suited for this high-class training, and with our partnership with LabourNet we would be able to ensure our trainees meet the highest quality to qualify them as Health Caregivers for Japan.”.
Partnership with Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC)
With infrastructure being a key driver of the Indian economy, and a massive increase in spending on infrastructure in India in recent years, the Infrastructure Equipment sector too has seen tremendous growth. The Infrastructure Equipment Sector is expected to cross 100,000 units per year during FY 18-19 and the IESC has been the flag bearer in skilling workers for operating these Infrastructure Equipment. These Infrastructure Equipment can only be operated by trained and certified operators and mechanics and LabourNet has been at the forefront of providing skilling for this Sector, since the very beginning in 2015, by developing the Qualification Packs (Courses) for training Entry Level, Middle Level and Supervisors for 29 different Job Roles.
Mr.H.S.Mohan, CEO of IESC said “In the coming years it is projected that over a million additional trained operators and mechanics would be required to meet the expected growth of construction equipment. Therefore, skilling and certification of the unemployed youth is critical to ensure proper usage of these sophisticated equipment and reducing the maintenance costs. LabourNet has partnered with us to first define the training courses and now to conduct the trainings for operators of cranes, booms and excavators”
LabourNet is a social enterprise dedicated to enabling sustainable livelihoods through skilling interventions, wage employment or self-employment. It integrates social and business impact by bridging the gaps in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship. LabourNet focuses on improving the socioeconomic status of the workforce in the informal sector through various ways of filling in the existing gaps. These gaps could be in the wages or the knowledge and skill levels or employability options. LabourNet also endeavours to impact the lives of individuals through sustainable entrepreneurship. The team’s primary focus at LabourNet is to bring about improved quality of life for each individual and community by means of a well-rounded strategy encompassing all spheres of development such as rural development, education and skill development.
Founded in 2006, has its reach in 6000+ pin codes covering 23 states and five union territories across India, impacting over six lakhs individuals.
AyurVAID Hospitals (http://ayurvaid.com) is the leader and pioneer in quality systems driven Ayurveda medical care. AyurVAID specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the root-cause of serious diseases across major medical specialties, as also for preventive and promotive health.
AyurVAID is approved by leading health insurance companies for cashless treatment. The only Ayurveda Company to win a National Quality Award (the Quality Council of India-DL Shah Award in 2012) and being the 1st Ayurveda hospital to receive the prestigious NABH accreditation (in 2010), quality is a way of life at AyurVAID. AyurVAID is the only Ayurveda hospital to be recognized by the prestigious Economic Times as an India ‘Best Healthcare Brand’ in 2016 and again, as sequel, as an Asia ‘Best Healthcare Brand’ in 2017. AyurVAID was selected by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, as the best Ayurveda centre in India in 2017. Founded in 2005, AyurVAID operates 7 hospitals across Bangalore, Cochin, Gurugram, and Almora impacting to date over 100,000 patients through classical, precision Ayurveda medical care.
The Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) is a ‘Not for Profit’ sustainable organization promoted by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA); supported by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and funded by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to spearhead the skilling of workforce in the Infrastructure Equipment sector with primary focus on training and certification of operators and mechanics.
- To train over a million Operators and Mechanics over next ten years.
- To empanel 5000 certified trainers over the next decade.
- To accredit 400 Training Organizations to conduct training pan India.
- To assist certified operators and mechanics in job placements.