Wazir Skills : Exceptional Vocational Training Provider for Skilling Youth with Industry-Relevant Skills”

Sanjay Sehgal,Business Director

Sanjay Sehgal

Business Director

India is a young country with 56 % of population under the age group of 15-29 years as per National Higher Education Mission, MHRD, 2013. Various estimates put the vocational training requirement at over 100 million candidates over the next few years. Further, Industry is moving towards adopting new technology and practices. This requires regular up-skilling of workforce and vocation-al training programs on new technologies. Training delivery, methodology is moving towards digital/online delivery and students are adopting to the same. Vocational Training online/hybrid module will however evolve differently than coaching/K-12 modules. Vocational training courses require hands on experience. Hence, new blended models will need to be developed. To create and manage a workplace that suits all employee.

A Gurgaon based company named Wazir Skills (An Initiative of Wazir Advisors Pvt Ltd.) works to-wards skilling, educating, empowering, enabling India's youth to improve their employability through customized and relevant job-ready training programs. Established in 2008, Wazir Skills is among the largest facilitators of skill-based employability in the country. With PAN India training, mobilization infrastructure, in-house content, a team of over 200 professionals comprising of social experts, academicians and trainers working towards the single point agenda empowering individuals to make them employable.

To Wazir, skill development is the key to
empower youth and also an important tool to improve industry's competitiveness. Wazir is committed to provide impactful and sustainable training to masses helping them to develop new skills or enhance their existing skills which are in line with the needs of the industry. Wazir Skills has implemented various skill development projects funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Textiles, Asian Development Bank and some of the Non-Government projects funded by various Corporates under their CSR initiatives. Wazir has worked with various inter-national development bodies like ITC Geneva, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and Global Funds to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) etc.

Leveraging from its parent organization, Wazir Advisors, a 12-year-old-management consulting firm for Retail & Consumer Goods, Textiles & Apparel, and Agriculture & Food Processing sectors. Wazir Skills offers comprehensive range of learning solutions targeted towards the diversified requirements of training and skill development.

Wazir Skills with its core strengths also facilitates organizations to invest in CSR responsibly, with an aim to build CSR programs that create maximum impact and brand visibility; thereby making Corporate Social Responsibility an opportunity beyond mere compliance. Wazir Skills with its strong network of skill development training centers and best-in-class expertise collaborates with various organization under CSR program to implement skill development training programs for rural & urban youth beneficiaries.

Wazir Skills with its core strengths also facilitates organizations to invest in CSR responsibly

Wazir Skills has trained over 75,000 youth across 18 states and provided a platform where these talented employed youths can worktowards the development of the country. Wazir Skills because of its strong client network manages to ensure employment of the youth trained under various skilling initiatives. Wazir Skills remains committed to serve the youth of the nation through skilling interventions across the country.

Wazir Skills has a clear path chalked out for the next phase of vocational training with plans to move into fees based model, Industry 4.0 courses like 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, and Electrical Vehicle courses for Graduate students. The other priority area is creating a blended model with Online modules and Practical Training.

Wazir Skills firmly believes that their experience, team, industry connects and geographical presence places them uniquely to take a leap into this next level of vocational training.