RMZ Foundation and LabourNet Services inaugurated the Mini Skill Development Center for Construction
Published: 06th February 2017
Bangalore 05/Aug/2015: RMZ Foundation and LabourNet Services inaugurated the Mini Skill Development Centre today, at the construction site of RMZ in Eco World, Bangalore. The center will provide training in trades like carpentry, bar bending and basic masonry to the construction workers of RMZ. The training is structured in the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) format initiated by the government for the assessment, training and certification of workers. The center was officially inaugurated by A.N Venugopal, President, RMZ Foundation, Arjun Menda, Group Chairman, RMZ Corporation. Manoj Menda, Corporate Vice Chairman, RMZ Corporation, Anu Menda, Trustee, RMZ Foundation, Gayathri Vasudevan, Co-Founder & CEO of LabourNet and other key officials. The program aims to create a dedicated resource pool of skilled and certified construction workforce for nation building.
LabourNet started today with a batch of close to 100 workers and plans to train 1200 workers in the span of one year through this center. Gayathri Vasudevan, Co-Founder and CEO of LabourNet on the occasion of inauguration, said “It is an irony that in India, we associate both poverty and prosperity with construction workers. Poverty can be addressed to a large extent through education. Our goal is to take the education to the people who do not have privilege to our education system, through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). With a shared vision, RMZ Foundation and LabourNet will work towards providing sustainable livelihood to the construction workers”.
A.N Venugopal, President of RMZ Foundation, opines “RMZ foundation aims to contribute to the society and economic development of the sector. We see a huge skill gap in construction sector apart from other challenges such as absenteeism, low productivity, etc. As a part of our sustainable program we encourage skill development of construction workers to make environmental, economical & social impact on the community”.
Babu, a construction worker aged 22 from West Bengal enrolled in the first batch strongly believes that, “This training will help me understand my trade better, correct my shortcomings and eventually lead to increase in my income”. Biswajit another worker enrolled in the batch has 6 years of industry experience and excited about the training and certification states, “I am confident that this training will add value to my experience and the certification will help me get better job contract in future”.
LabourNet has impacted the lives of close to 100000 construction workers across India through skill development, skills up gradation and skills recognition, it also trains workers on work place health & safety and assist them with social security and financial inclusion.
About RMZ Foundation:
RMZ Foundation initiatives, strives and continues by being the change to create value in the society and in the community in which it operates. The activities of RMZ Foundation are aimed to promote sustained growth for the society and community at large. The RMZ Foundation has been established to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the country. To achieve these goals, the Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areas; Advanced Education, Securing Livelihoods, Urban Development and Revalue ecosystems
LabourNet Services is a social enterprise working towards making the informal workforce of India ‘Skill Ready’ in association with the government and with the co-operation of Corporates in nearly 40 skill segments. It began largely as an effort to provide a one-stop platform for unorganized sector workers to obtain services which are currently available and accessible by formal sector workers. Today, LabourNet, today, has revamped itself into a Social Enterprise to make it more sustainable and provides required benefits for workers in the informal sector through a holistic platform. Its sustainable model is an end-to-end solution through a built-in 4E – Empowerment by blending Education, Employability and Employment. With more than 100 livelihood centres and 90+ onsite centres, LabourNet has impacted the lives of more than a lakh workers in India and aims to reach to a million in the next 5 years. It is structured and in synchronization with the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and the mandate set up by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). LabourNet’s solution won ‘Sankalp’ Award for ‘highly scalable social models’, ‘Best Upcoming Partner’ by NSDC for 2012-13, Best Practice Recognition for ‘Assessment Tools’ 2013 by NSDC.
For more details on LabourNet, please visit, www.labournet.in
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