ISIL-Speak First tieup for soft-skills training
Mumbai, Aug 9: Indian School of Integrated Learning (ISIL) has tied-up with global soft-skills training provider, Speak First, to impart what it terms `Gen-Next corporate training' to Indian students and professionals.
"There is an urgent need to upgrade employee skills and enhance their performance levels. Besides, there is also a need to provide training in institutions and colleges to make students employable. ISIL aims to address this need," its chairman, Vijay Moza, told PTI here.
ISIL has tied-up with Speak First because the latter is a leader globally in imparting soft-skills training. "It is a 20-year-old organisation working in many countries and specialises in communication relationships. It offers a global delivery package with local inputs which is very essential," Moza said.
Highlighting the immense potential in this segment, Moza said that corporates would like to employ people with the requisite skills.
"Presently, there is a gap between what they require and what they get. They have to spend a lot of time and money on training. ISIL and Speak First will address this need of corporates," he said.
Besides corporate training, ISIL would focus on imparting training in institutions like technical, medical and pharma colleges and also to students who pass out of colleges to make them employable.
ISIL plans to have four centres across the country by this year-end. "We also intend to focus on Tier II towns as the need for soft-skills is greater in these locations," Moza said.
"Speak First will provide high-quality training and will share its global expertise and experience with ISIL," Speak First's Managing Director, Amanda Vickers, said.
"With our inputs, we aim to develop the skills of both graduates and corporate professionals seeking to improve their prospects and their business success," Vickers said.
Student recruitments would commence from September and classes from November. There would be a one-year full-time post-graduate diploma programme and besides soft-skills, students would also be given exposure to different management aspects and domain knowledge," Moza said.
ISIL would also provide a 3-month programme where classes would be held on week-ends for addressing needs in specific areas. "There will also be a part-time progamme for people who are already working," he said.
Initially, Speak First will provide the trainers, he added.