IndiaCan to open 100 vocational training centres in 2-months
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 21:44
Mumbai: IndiaCan, a joint venture between India's Educomp and Pearson, plans to open 100 vocational training centres pan-India in the next two-months.

Educomp is a leading education company in the country while Pearson is a leading global education services provider.

The vocational training centres will be opened in destinations including in the north-east, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa, south India and in Maharashtra.

IndiaCan also revealed its plans to create a national network of more than 600 vocational training centres in the near future, focusing on jobs across segments such as finance, retail, IT and insurance.

"We have plans to create a pan-India network of more than 600 vocational training centres. There will be 50 centres across the western region by April 2010. Initially, our centres will focus on jobs across segments including finance, retail, IT and hospitality, among others," IndiaCan's Chief Executive Officer, Sharad Talwar, said here while launching its first vocational training centre in western India in Mumbai.

IndiaCan will target one of the country's biggest opportunities - training young people, Talwar said.

IndiaCan started last year with 50 centres in North India at an investment of around Rs 90-crore.

Currently, IndiaCan has tied-up with leading companies in each of these verticals including retail, banking and finance, telecom and consumer goods, to provide jobs to students who will successfully complete these courses. One such tie-up is with Religare Enterprise.

"We have tied-up with Religare Enterprises for a certification programme in commodities wherein selected students are given an offer letter on Day 1 of training, a paid internship and complete fee reimbursement," Talwar said.

The company is also in talks with other major companies for partnership in segments like telecom, BPO, media and hospitality, he said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 21:44

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