BASIX ACADEMY FOR BUILDING LIFELONG EMPLOYABILITYLIMITED: PROVIDING AN EDGE TO SKILLED WORKFORCE AND ENTREPRENEURS WITH ITSUNPARALLELED VOCATIONAL TRAINING
With a focus on market-driven, learner-centric, andaspiration-based vocational training, BASIX Academy For Building LifelongEmployability Limited (B-ABLE) came up as an initiative set up by the BASIXgroup in 2009.
Aimed to promote sustainable livelihoods for all,B- ABLE is a pioneer brand offering key skill development and vocationaltraining solutions in India. B-ABLE, the first training partner of the NationalSkills Development Corporation (NSDC), has established a unique place in theindustry.
A team of 1,500+ dedicated professionals is alignedwith the vision of 'Skilling People, Enhancing Livelihoods, TransformingLives'.
PEOPLE BEHIND B-ABLE
He is a chemical engineer & IIM Ahmedabadalumnus. He has 33 years' of experience in planning, setting up, leadinginnovation & performance driven organizations in India, USA & MiddleEast in both manufacturing & service sectors. He is former President & CEO of SRF Limited, a Deming Prizewinning company. A social entrepreneur, Mr. Sushil Ramola is engaged with manywell-known civil society organizations as a mentor and serves as a member onseveral boards. He is a founder, co-promoter and currentChairman of B-ABLE.
Mr. D Sattaiah has spent 23 years contributing tosectors of micro finance, micro insurance, agriculture and business developmentservices, micro-enterprise development, and skill-building. He has developed organizationaldevelopment tools for each of the sectors he has worked in.
Mr. Vishal Singh Amarawat has 20 years ofexperience in the areas of entrepreneurship, business operations, businessdevelopment, and client relationship. 13 years ago, he started working for theBASIX group and contributed to BASIX Microfinance, Micro Insuranceetc. From thepast 9 years, he is working with B-ABLE and handling end to end gamut of businessoperations and business development. He is currently the COO of B-ABLE.
THE "MOST TRUSTED SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITYBUILDING ORGANIZATION"
Capacity building of workers in market aligned jobroles and helping them towards an aspirational and dignified livelihood makeB-ABLE the most trusted Skill Development organization. B-ABLE has been successfullyhelping corporates in expanding their sales and distribution channels bycreating shared value models.
B-ABLE has partnered with the Government on variousschemes like DDUGKY, MOMA, PMKKY. It is also associated with 19 Sector SkillCouncils and has worked with corporates like Akzonobel, Dr. Lal PathLab,Essilor, and Tata Motors on various CSR projects.
DEMAND FOR CORPORATE TRAINERS IN INDIA
"There is an implicit demand for many corporatetraining entities in India, given the huge gap between the demand and supply ofskilled manpower in the country. However, I believe, the demand is not explicitas most of the skill budgets are borne by the Government of India and offerfree courses through various schemes." shared Mr. D Sattaiah on the current scenarioof demand in the corporate trainers in India
B-ABLE trains workers to be engaged and accountablein their job roles. It is crafting solutions based on market demand. B-ABLEenvisions that with an increase in innovation in this sector, the demand forcorporate training will increase.
B-ABLE has been deploying efforts to stay connectedwith civil society and the corporate sector through seminars and conferences. Ithas been working to update their stakeholders through social media and have astrong ground presence which helps them in reaching their target audience.
TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN TRANSFORMATION
The industry, after a decade of effort by theIndian government and NSDC, is at a critical juncture where skill building ismostly dependent on Government support while the industry is finding itdifficult to attract private capital. In such a scenario, the B-ABLE's team ofexperts has been using technology as a pillar to innovate and upgrade itsmethodologies and practices.
It is building a new generation of the enabledworkforce for corporates through innovation and technological intervention. Withregard to the entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry, B-ABLE hopes tosee the emergence of user-pay sustainable models.
HICCUPS ON THE WAY
"We are in the space of building innovative modelsfor employee enablement, and if we want to build innovative models then thereis no competition," states Vishal.
He further adds, "For us, major hurdles arise becausewe areentering an unknown territory".
THE PERFECT BUSINESS MODEL
B-ABLE has been working on its underpinning visionto foster skill development in India. It is presently focused on a 360-degreedevelopment model of creating highimpact on the ground while keeping the vision of corporates/Government infocus.
EDGE OVER PEERS & CORE VALUES
"The social factor must take precedence over theeconomic factor; it must regulate and guide it in the highest cause ofjustice." Albert Thomas, 1931.
Success for B-ABLE includes a sustainable and visible impact on ground. B-ABLE has been amplifying its solutions keeping in sync with the core values that include learner centricity, excellence, ownership, integrity, and collaboration
JEWELS ON THE CROWN
SKOCH Order of Merit Award 2019 for the outreach ofDr. Lal PathLabs Collection Centre to the rural community through thephlebotomist development program in Uttar Pradesh.
SKOCH Order of merit award 2018 for market-ledprograms
Second position in the category of 'Best TrainingPartner" for the year 2015-2016 by Rubber Skill Development Council.
Bidhan Dev, trainer with B-ABLE awarded first prizein the category of "top 3 trainers" for the year 2015-2016 by Rubber SkillDevelopment Council.
'Best Skill provider' – Bottom of the Pyramid UKIndia Skills Forum 2011.
'Certificate of Merit' – Best Skills provider, thebottom of the pyramid UK India Skills forum Award 2011.
Honor roll as 'emerging warrior' FICCI skillschampion of India awards 2012
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
B-ABLE has partnered with several CSR partners whoshare their vision of inclusive development. It is currently working withEssilor in its flagship project called 'Eye Mitra' which creates rural microfranchises by mobilizing local youth and training to become vision careproviders.
B-ABLE JOURNEY AND FUTURE
B-ABLE in the current journey has been successfullyrunning training programs across India, this new generation skill tech companyhas trained more than 2.4 lakh people till date and continues to offersolutions in the future.
"In the next five years, we would like to becomethe new generation skill tech organization that promotes employee enablement. Ourstrong belief in learner-centric value and innovation will help us reachthere," Vishal proudly shares.
· Lt. Col. Ajay Kumar- Vice President-CorporatePrograms
· Vishnu Sarda- Project Head – Government programs
· Usaman Khan- Head HR – People Development
· Ashutosh Saxena- Project Head – Eye Mitra
· Anees Qureshi- Senior Manager – CorporatePrograms
· Vedprakash Sharma- Project Head – School Programs
· Naveen Kumar- Project Head – PMKKY
· Ritika Saxena- Head – HR Operations andCommunications