IIJT Launches Country-wide VSAT Facility to Enable Last Mile Access to Employability Training

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Indian Institute of Job Training (IIJT), India's fastest growing career skills training organization and TeamLease Services, India's largest staffing solutions company today launched a country-wide VSAT facility to enable last mile access to employability enhancement training. The VSAT infrastructure will enable IIJT to give quality career skills training to all candidates, even those in more remote locations who may have been limited by lack of access to quality faculty, infrastructure and exposure to industry professionals.

Currently, 25 company owned IIJT centers are VSAT enabled. IIJT is working with its existing partners to have all 250 centers VSAT enabled by December 2010. In addition VSAT classrooms are being set up in all PPP employment exchanges that Teamlease operates or proposed to operate with various state governments like Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, etc A VSAT class room can accommodate 25-40 students depending on the size of class room and there will be two such class rooms per centre.

IIJT's VSAT facility is being launched with a series of Career Seminars by real-life professionals from across various industries for the benefit job seekers and students. This is based on the research that many students make their career decisions without much research, role models or active discussion. With 93% of employment in the informal sector, these seminars create a unique opportunity for interaction with formal sector professionals for students across the country.  The seminars are open to the general public, apart from IIJT students.Part biographical, part professional and part industry, these seminars will have professionals talking about their personal career journey and will give insights to students on selecting and enabling their careers in those industries.

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Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, TeamLease Services emphasized on the need to fix India's people supply chain to prevent what could turn out to be a demographic disaster due to lack of right skills amongst the workforce. He said, 'This satellite training represents an important move in making geography history. The speed limit to quantity and quality in our vocational training in the long tail of India's geography of work

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