Address : 15, Girish Avenue, Near Girish Ghosh House
Location : Bagbazar - Kolkata
Postal Code : 700003
Mobile : 9831011946
Website : www.avjskills.com
AVJ has its own 17 centers and 120 staff. AVJ is affiliated with SDI, Technical Education and Training dept., Govt. Of West Bengal and NCVT & Telecom Sector Skills Council .AVJ has executed Government orders in skills training for Dept.Of Youth services , Govt .of West Bengal and West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation to skills train minorities students.
AVJ Skill Division:
Being in the Skills development industry for the past 8 years, Avj has been able to help the underprivileged people across West Bengal to earn a decent living. More than 25000 students are already being trained and amongst which more than 2200 of them are having an average income of Rs 10000/- per month. In the recent years, mainly after the recession has hit the world, it has been noticed that there is a major development in the lack of skilled labor force in the Indian market. More and more people are falling below the poverty line. A report by NSDC has brought forward the fat that by the year 2025, there will around 500 million skilled labor force shortage. The government has taken a major initiative so as to avoid this alarming situation.
However it is pretty prominent, that though the financially weak people are more than willing than to get sustainable skilled trained, but they don't have the required money to pay for the training as a result of which, though there are many interested people available, but due to lack of the fund ,they are missing out on the opportunity of getting above the poverty line.
The government being very proactive on this issue, but it is also time for the private organizations to come forward and make the socially backward people financially stable through imparting sustainable skill training to them. We at AVJ believe that with the help of the big players in the private sector, we with our expertise would be able to address this issue and make a positive impact in the society and supply the labor market with more skilled technicians.
Creating Opportunities In W.B:
The availability of skilled and employable manpower is one of the major challenge to India is facing to wards its aspirations of double digit growth and employment. What is required now is the integration of the educational system with the skill delivery system to bring a positive change and hence facilitate the initiative taken up by the government to meet this skills shortage crisis.
There is a major need for the setting up of an ideation platform for involving key stakeholders to participate on different partnership models for bridging the demand - supply gap of skilled manpower resources and creating new strategies for enhancing employment and employability index of the country as a whole and the state of West Bengal in particular.
In West Bengal, 40% of the total working population is within the age of 18 - 25 years. The State Government is focusing on Skill Development as a major driver for inclusive growth. Through craftsmen training, technological aid, short term training oriented programs, a lot can be achieved. It has been affirmed time and again that the gap between technological transition has to be meted out since the advancement of technology all over the country is not uniform. Skill development in West Bengal has to be designed in such a pattern that it can not only be looked upon as a business opportunity and not just any welfare or CSR activity but an urgent need for the overall development of West Bengal.
India has the fastest growing telecom industry. Similar opportunities exist in skill space as well. "As per TRAI Govt. Of India Report around10 cores Mobile users in India and more than 20000 Technicians is required to give Service to all the Consumers all over India in Next One year of time". Annual skill development market is a promising industry. Collaboration of the State Government and private training providers is of utmost importance to make the people more employable. Talent has to be identified from villages and also from lesser known areas.
The State Government of West Bengal is emphasizing more on employability since it brings about an assurance of a secured future. Any state must look for uplifting the employability in the coming years. It is mainly a challenge to deal with the middle and below middle level students. Stress must be put on these levels. Driving education and increasing skill is the need of the hour. The focus has to be on making industry ready human resource and small scale entrepreneurs. Special stress need to lay upon economically backward society and school drop outs to make them industry ready. The overall aim is to make West Bengal the skill capital of the country. There is a need for the State government to take up fresh at the strategic imperatives for employment and employability in the State of West Bengal.