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Mr. Praveen Kumar, IAS
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Govt. of India
The Baroness Verma
Global Chair, IOD India Advisory Council
Chair of Goods Committee for EU and Chair, UN Women UK
former Minister of Energy, Climate Change and International Development,
Govt of UK
Mr. Byron Loflin
Global Head of, Board Engagement
Nasdaq Governance Solutions, USA
(Ms.) Lucia Real-Martin
Executive Director - Markets
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), UK
Mr. K. Veera Raghava Rao, IAS
Managing Director
Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation
Dr. Graham Wilson
Leadership & Organization Development
University of Oxford, UK
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Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) was established by Government of Tamil Nadu as a not-for-profit public limited Company incorporated under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 to meet the growing demand of skilled workforce and to transform the State into the skill capital of the country.

Associate Partners

Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) is a not-for-profit Society set up by the Ministry of Skill Development/ National Skill Development Corporation and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), with the aim to ensure skill trained HR at entry level to re-skill and up-skill the logistics workforce in India. An apex body for Skill Development in Logistics 12 sub-sectors in India, for leveraging capacity & capability of Logistics relevant Job Roles with standards, quality, technology, and commitment through various Academic, Industry led Training Programs (offline & online) facilitating placements of certified workforce through apprenticeships. Logistics Service Providers (multi-modal), Captains of the Logistics Industry and Associations are Governing Council Executive Members.

AISECT is India’s leading Social Enterprise that is working in the areas of Skill Development, Higher Education, Financial Inclusion, e-Governance and other ICT-based services to bring about an inclusive change in the semi-urban and rural areas of the country. Established in 1985, the Bhopal-headquartered organization has been untiringly reaching out to the remotest corners of the country since the past 33 years to empower people, generate employment for the youth and unfold entrepreneurial initiatives. The organization has a strong presence in 475 Districts, 1500 Blocks and 7200 Panchayats across 29 States and 3 Union Territories through over 20,000 Centres, 12 State Offices and 28 Regional Offices. Till date, it has imparted skills-based training to over 20 lakh people, created employment opportunities within the network for more than 75,000 people and empowered the lives of over 50 lakh people through various innovative products and services.

Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC) is the nodal agency for skilling in the State and an initiative of the Government of Rajasthan, to cater to the challenges of creating a large number of livelihood opportunities for the poor, increasing labor force and to increase the income levels of working poor in the State. It was established as a Skill and Livelihoods Mission, way back in 2004, under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan and is the first Livelihoods Mission in the country. TRSLDC implements both the Centrally Sponsored as well as State sponsored skill training schemes and has so far trained more than 4.2 lakh school dropout unemployed youth with the provision of wage and self-employment opportunities. These training programmes cater to the skilling needs of economically and socially weaker sections of the society, the SC, ST, women, Minorities, Persons with Special Ability, other marginalized groups etc.

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