BASIX Academy For Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-ABLE)

Providing an edge to the skilled workforce and entrepreneurs with its unparalleled vocational training
BASIX Academy For Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-ABLE)
BASIX Academy For Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-ABLE) Providing an edge to the skilled workforce and entrepreneurs with its unparalleled vocational training

BASIX Academy For Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-ABLE)

In the early years of the 21st century, a large part of India's working-age population was unable to productively engage with sectors identified to drive the nation's future growth. The reason? Lack of market-relevant skills.

With a focus on market-driven, learner-centric, and aspiration-based vocational training, BASIX Academy For Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-ABLE) came up as an initiative set up by the BASIX group in 2009.

Aimed to promote sustainable livelihoods for all, B- ABLE is a pioneer brand offering key skill development and vocational training solutions in India. B-ABLE, the first training partner of the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC), has established a unique place in the industry.

A team of 1,500+ dedicated professionals is aligned with the vision of 'Skilling People, Enhancing Livelihoods, TransformingLives'. 

PEOPLE BEHIND B-ABLE

  • Mr. SushilRamola, Founder and Chairman, B-ABLE

He is a chemical engineer & IIM Ahmedabad alumnus. He has 33 years of experience in planning, setting up, and leading innovation & performance-driven organizations in India, USA & Middle East in both the manufacturing & service sectors.

He is the former President  & CEO of SRF Limited, a Deming Prizewinning company. A social entrepreneur, Mr. Sushil Ramola is engaged with many well-known civil society organizations as a mentor and serves as a member of several boards. He is a founder, co-promoter, and current chairman of B-ABLE.

  • Mr. DSattaiah, CEO and MD, B-ABLE

Mr. D Sattaiah has spent 23 years contributing to sectors of microfinance, micro insurance, agriculture and business development services, micro-enterprise development, and skill-building. He has developed organizational development tools for each of the sectors he has worked in.

  • Mr. VishalSingh Amarawat, Chief Operating Officer, B-ABLE

Mr. Vishal Singh Amarawat has 20 years of experience in the areas of entrepreneurship, business operations, business development, and client relationship.

13 years ago, he started working for the BASIX group and contributed to BASIX Microfinance, Micro Insurance, etc. For the past 9 years, he is working with B-ABLE and handling end to end gamut of business operations and business development. He is currently the COO of B-ABLE.

THE "MOST TRUSTED SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING ORGANIZATION" 

Capacity building of workers in market-aligned job roles and helping them towards an aspirational and dignified livelihood make B-ABLE the most trusted Skill Development organization.

B-ABLE has been successfully helping corporates in expanding their sales and distribution channels by creating shared value models.

B-ABLE has partnered with the Government on various schemes like DDUGKY, MOMA, and 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 corporate training entities in India, given the huge gap between the demand and supply of skilled manpower in the country.

However, I believe, the demand is not explicit as most of the skill budgets are borne by the Government of India and offer free courses through various schemes." shared Mr. D Sattaiah on the current scenario of demand for corporate trainers in India

B-ABLE trains workers to be engaged and accountable in their job roles. It is crafting solutions based on market demand. B-ABLE envisions that with an increase in innovation in this sector, the demand for corporate training will increase.

 STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

B-ABLE has been deploying efforts to stay connected with civil society and the corporate sector through seminars and conferences. Has been working to update its stakeholders through social media and has a strong ground presence which helps in reaching its target audience.

BASIX Academy For Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-ABLE)
ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SKILLS EVERY ENTREPRENEURS NEED TO SUCCEED

TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN TRANSFORMATION

The industry, after a decade of effort by the Indian government and NSDC, is at a critical juncture where skill building is mostly dependent on Government support while the industry is finding it difficult to attract private capital.

In such a scenario, the B-ABLE's team of experts has been using technology as a pillar to innovate and upgrade methodologies and practices. 

It is building a new generation of the enabled workforce for corporates through innovation and technological intervention. Regarding the entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry, B-ABLE hopes to see the emergence of user-pay sustainable models. 

HICCUPS ON THE WAY

"We are in the space of building innovative models for employee enablement, and if we want to build innovative models then there is no competition," states Vishal.

He further adds, "For us, major hurdles arise because we are entering an unknown territory". 

THE PERFECT BUSINESS MODEL 

B-ABLE has been working on its underpinning vision to foster skill development in India. It is presently focused on a 360-degree development model of creating a high impact on the ground while keeping the vision of corporates/Government in focus.

EDGE OVER PEERS & CORE VALUES

"The social factor must take precedence over the economic factor; it must regulate and guide it in the highest cause of justice." Albert Thomas, 1931. 

Success for B-ABLE includes a sustainable and visible impact on the 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 of. Lal PathLabs Collection Centre to the rural community through the phlebotomist development program in Uttar Pradesh.

  • SKOCH Order of merit award 2018 for market-led programs 

  • The second position in the case is the theory of 'Best TrainingPartner" for the year 2015-2016 by the Rubber Skill Development Council.

  • Bidhan Dev, a trainer with B-ABLE awarded first prize in the category of "top 3 trainers" for the year 2015-2016 by the Rubber Skill Development Council.

  • 'Best Skill provider' – Bottom of the Pyramid UK-India Skills Forum 2011.

  • 'Certificate of Merit' – Best Skills provider, the bottom of the pyramid UK India Skills Forum Award 2011.

  • Honor roll as 'emerging warrior' FICCI skills champion of India Awards 2012

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

B-ABLE has partnered with several CSR partners who share their vision of inclusive development. It is currently working with Essilor in its flagship project called 'Eye Mitra' which creates rural micro franchises by mobilizing local youth and training them to become vision care providers. 

B-ABLE JOURNEY AND FUTURE

B-ABLE in the current journey has been successfully running training programs across India, this new-generation skill tech company has trained more than 2.4 lakh people to date and continues to offer solutions 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

GUIDING FORCE

  • · 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 and Communications

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