Ottawa : betterU Education Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BTRU) (FRANKFURT:5OGA) (the “Corporation” or “betterU”), is pleased to announce that after ten months of discussions it has executed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to jointly support both organizations’ efforts towards the skilling of millions of professionals across India’s Telecom sector.
In Nov 2016, betterU held its first ‘Skills Leadership Summit’ in Delhi that included many industry, academia and government leaders. A passionate panelist, the CEO of TSSC, Lt. Gen SP Kochhar (Retd) was outspoken about the importance of skills development and the required collaboration of Industry and educators. Over the following year, betterU continued to grow its relationship with TSSC and many other Sector Skill Councils. The company began its efforts this year towards the development of an individualized skill-based program that would provide sector skill councils such as TSSC with the ability to support mass training across the many skilling needs of the country.
betterU and TSSC will advance their combined efforts to support multiple skilling initiatives including the:
- development of TSSC / betterU country wide learning centers;
- development and acquisition of localized Hindi / English educational programs;
- development of rural area mobility learning, and
- further advancement of a customized skilling platform providing access to a breadth and depth of international education.
Supported by TSSC, betterU will map the industry’s national occupational standards, occupational roles and national job requirements into the skilling platform interlinking corporate requirements with international educators, assessments, learning modules and global employment outcomes. As part of betterU’s commitment, they will assign dedicated resources to operate within the TSSC offices ensuring such programs are advancing. “We are excited to have partnered with betterU in our efforts to skill upwards of 8.78 million people to meet the growing needs of the telecom sector by 2022. betterU’s vision is very much aligned with our own and to bring together a collaborative effort from global educators is something we see as a great benefit for India,” said Lt. Gen SP Kochhar (Retd), Chief Executive Officer Telecom Sector Skill Council.
The TSSC / betterU partnership will tap into thousands of skill development courses already available on betterU’s global education marketplace and when combined with TSSC’s government, industry and academia relationships will provide the ultimate benefit to the country. betterU’s model is unique in that it integrates top quality educators from around the world along with their educational programs, assessments and employment opportunities into one collaborative ‘education-to-employment’ ecosystem. Combined with TSSC’s already developed technology, assessments and employment partnerships makes this relationship even stronger. “The collective collaboration of educators and employers is something we both believe is key to the mass educating of the country. We are very excited to be working with one of India’s leading flagship sector leaders,” said Bradley Loiselle, President and CEO betterU.
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