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Everonn-NSDC to skill 150 million Indians

education Updated: Apr 20, 2011 09:17 IST

Everonn-NSDC to skill 150 million Indians
Everonn, a VSAT education network, has joined hands with the National Skill Development Corporation’s (NSDC) mission with the launch of an international skills school.

NSDC is a not-for-profit company set up by the Ministry of Finance as the first PPP initiative with the mandate to skill 150 million people by 2022 in 21 focus sectors. Everonn’s wholly-owned skill development subsidiary, Everonn Skill Development Ltd has been mandated by NSDC to train 15 million people — 10% of NSDC’s overall target of 150 million — by 2022. NSDC will invest 27% as equity in Everonn Education Ltd’s wholly-owned skill development subsidiary,

Everonn Skill Development Limited (ESDL).
ESDL is going to train 15 million people over the next 12 years through 271 multi-skill development centres across the country. It plans to run short courses in textile and apparel, retail, hospitality, automobile, healthcare, construction, information technology and ITES, basic engineering, and multimedia.
The average course fee is expected to be about R9,000 per person.