The service sector is expected to grow significantly in the coming years as a result of rising incomes and domestic demand of services like financial services, goods, durables etc. Hence it is expected that there will also be a surge in the demand for skilled manpower at the entry level such as Sales and Marketing Agents, Customer Sales Associates, tele-calling executives etc. IL&FS Cluster Development Initiatives Ltd a subsidiary of IL&FS Education has been working in various employment intensive sectors such as textiles & apparels, footwear, food processing, engineering etc on a cluster concept, providing services related to financing, engineering and designing of infrastructure, technology and market linkages and skill development.
Projects on vocational training, linked with placement are being implemented y IL&FS Clusters in sectors such as textile, leather, engineering, services etc. IL&FS entered into an agreement with Shilpi Foundation who agreed to impart placement linked training to rural BPL youth in various customized, demand driven trades related under Skills for Employment in Services Sector (SESS) for which the organization possess core competency.
It was decided that the training would be imparted with assistance from MoRD. It was decided that Shilpi Foundation should finalize all the training material and its content after discussion with IL&FS. The training was imparted with proper use of multi-media technology and quality training aids. An intensive 30 days training program was designed for the trainees in various sector. The mobilization activity for enrolment of the youth for the training program was conducted by the foundation at various locations.
The details of the training program under Project SESS, Shilpi Foundation is as shown below :
Training on Skill for Employment in Service Sector (SESS)
||Customer Sales Associate
||17-Oct-11 to 16- Nov-11
|Total Trained and Placed
The trained youth have been placed as well as employed with a respectable salary in different companies as per their calibre and efficiency gained through the training. A follow up and cross check was with the employers about the performance of the trainees at the work place.