SB Global Educational Resources: Empowering Indian Youth to ensure Employability by Deploying Multi-Pronged Training Methodology

R. Balachandran,Chairman & MD
R. Balachandran
Chairman & MD

Despite 15 million youngsters entering the workforce every year in India, over 75 percent are not job-ready. Recognised as the fastest growing economy in the world, India will require over 700 million skilled workers by 2022 to meet the growing demands of the various sectors. With rapid growth of technological advancements and expansion of organizations globally, the necessity for improved skillsets in the workplace is increasing exponentially. This implies that an already unresponsive educational and skilling ecosystem needs to be significantly transformed to upgrade the graduates and working professionals to take on the skill challenges and cater to the 'skills of future'.

Plugging these gaps with relevant skilling and up-skilling solutions and preparing Indian youth for professional and stimulating entrepreneurship is what SB Global Educational Resources P Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Buimerc Core Investments P Ltd) exactly does, through sessions which are a mix of CBT, classroom instruction, practicals and on-the-job training. The institute has trained over 78000 workers /executives and students till date.
The up-skilling of existing professionals, students, and future workforce takes time and cannot have a one-size-fits-all solution. Comprehending this, SB Global deploys a three-pronged approach to train school going students(Long term), youths between 18-28 age group(Medium term) in partnership with NSDC in currently technology domains where skill gaps exist and working professionals in both hard, and soft skills necessary to succeed at professionally as well as personal level (Short term). This unique methodology covers the aspects of 'Catch them young and Train them now' wherein long term represents 'catch them young' and short term represents 'Train them now' part of the strategy. “We are the first private company in Kerala to become the authorised training partner of the NSDC,” professes R. Balachandran, Chairman & Managing Director, SB Global.

"SB Global has retained a laser-sharp focus on making the youth employable and workspaces more productive with the global excellence"

Skilling India
The company has retained a laser-sharp focus on making the youth employable and workspaces more productive with the global excellence. As a part of its business strategy, it has developed strategic alliances with 11 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)to not only provide job-oriented courses, but also to place the students in jobs that will improve their economic standard. To ensure this, industry tie-ups are finalised first prior to beginning the courses, thereby ensuring that all the eligible candidates have jobs
waiting for them.

The continuous focus on quality and domain expertise enabled SB Global to be chosen as a vertical anchor of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences - School of Vocational Education for the Travel and Tourism and as the preferred Skill development partners for the CSR activities of institutions like Federal Bank, Manappuram Finance, Adani Foundation and more. Furthermore, this Kochi-basedfirm is associated with various government bodies to implement various skill development initiatives across the state and country as well.

SB Global has a special competency in educating school children. It imparts a 60-hour workshop(under SPARK), covering courses& career guidance and personal development in order to groom 14-15 years old into community resource persons. Always in pursuit of offering something new & innovative, the firm initiated skilling women in two predominantly male dominated trades: plumbing and masonry where participants had constructed two houses for the underprivileged (under Snehaveedu) as a part of their practical training. These distinct initiatives helped the firm to acquire international recognition (IATA)and various awards(Kudumbasree).

Headquartered in Kochi with branches and skill development centers across Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, SB Global over the years has become a brand of repute in the field of skill development.