Tata Institute of Social Sciences School of Vocational Education Join Hands
With PolicyBazaar.com to empower Blue-Collar Workers
In an industry-first initiative, TISS SVE & PolicyBazaar.com come together to launchEarn-While-You-Learn program
Nagpur, April 2016: Tata Institute of Social Sciences School of Vocational Education (TISS SVE) in its pioneering effort with the objective of helping to create skilled workforce announces their association with India’s leading online insurance marketplace, PolicyBazaar.com. This association focuses towards introducing skill based courses in Human Resources where the overall industry is estimated to be over Rs. 30,000 crores and the need for specialization is ever increasing. The Vocational courses by TISS have been designed to provide immediate and definite interventions to impart employable skills to youth across the country.
Since its inception in 2008, PolicyBazaar.com has earned for itself the trust and goodwill of over 5,00,000 customers. The portal helps consumers to make an informed choice regarding their insurance needs and makes comparison an important intervention in their path to purchase i. With this association with TISS, PolicyBazaar.com will enhance its man power with the Work Integrated Training Programme (WITP) where students will learn the skill by engaging in on-the-job training at their place of work. Courses that will be offered include B.Voc Diploma in Sales & Marketing, Advanced Diploma in Sales & Marketing and B.Voc Sales & Marketing.
“Today, there is a scenario where youngsters who cannot afford to learn beyond S.S.C. or H.Sc., are quite vulnerable because of limited job opportunities. Hence the tie-up with organizations like PolicyBazaar.com will help the students to get employment as well as a Degree. In each sector we tie up with appropriate organizations/companies for work integration. We hope to reach out to a large number of disadvantaged and marginalized youth across India through different vocational courses. These courses are designed for a variety of sectors leading to a B.VocDegree” says Prof NeelaDabir, Dean, TISS School of Vocational Education.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr.PuneetKhurana, Vice President& Head – HR, Training and Admin at PolicyBazaar.com says, “We are extremely happy to get associated with TISS School of Vocational Education. This partnership is unlike other tie-ups in India. Here the candidate will learn on the job for five days and only one day will be dedicated to theory. Our focus along with TISS SVE is to train women, children and PWD (people with disability) and other vulnerable groups. Together our vision is to set up an eco-system that will bring back the dignity of blue collar workforce and help them create sustainable sources of income.”
About TISS SVE: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) set up the School of Vocational Education (SVE) to provide immediate and definite interventions to improve the skill levels of millions of youth, through appropriate vocational training programmes. The target beneficiaries would include organized and unorganized workforce across industries and aims to cover every individual who needs to develop employable skills. Therefore, SVE has been set up with a vision of creating an ecosystem that would bring back the dignity of labour to all professions and occupations to create sustainable sources of income for the aspiring youth in the country. The approach adopted by TISS-SVE is called the Work Integrated Training Programme (WITP). This Vocational Educational Programme is being implemented for the first time in India with a focus on job-specific skills rather than providing only a broad based education.
About PolicyBazaar.com: PolicyBazaar is India’s largest online financial services platform and is an InfoEdge (Naukri.com), Inventus Capital, Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital, Premji Invest, Temasek and Ribbit Capital Investee Company. The portal specializes in making purchase decisions easy by helping consumers with analysis of financial products based on price, quality and key features. It showcases an array of insurance plans offered by almost all insurers as well as up-to-date information on financial products and prompt, solution-driven customer service.The portal has been conferred with the “Best Financial Website” award for two years in a row (2013 & 2014) at the prestigious India Digital Awards presented by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Currently, the website boasts of over 45 million visitors every year and records sale of more than 50,000 transactions a month.