Educomp-Pearson joint venture launches services

New Delhi, Nov 26 ( IndiaCan, a joint venture set up by education services providers Educomp and Pearson for vocational training, Thursday announced the launch of its services in India.

IndiaCan has tied up with industry lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and logistics company TranSmart to train skilled workforce, the company said in a statement.

As per the partnership deal with CII, IndiaCan will deliver training to the participants of a certification programme designed by Edexcel, the accreditation and certification unit of Pearson.

“The aim is not only to improve skills but also to upgrade the capability of trainers and assessors, topped off with qualifications from Edexcel,” the company said.

CII hopes that the qualification will standardise assessment and training practices across the country and bring them on par with international standards.

IndiaCan will also train 2,000 TranSmart employees and contractors from all across India over three years to help them achieve international standards and certification benchmark.

Said Sharad Talwar, chief executive of IndiaCan: “Educomp and its joint venture partner Pearson will provide training and certification on a par with the best globally. In the process we will create a globally mobile workforce.”

IndiaCan plans a national network of more than 600 vocational training centres, focusing on jobs across segments such as finance, retail, IT and insurance.

The company’s focus will be on delivering training in tier II and III cities, the statement said.