Learnet Skills (formerly IL&FS Skills Development Corporation) has launched a pro-bono initiative called “AVSAR”– Migrant Workers Counselling Centres across 60 districts in 9 states in India to guide migrant workers and help them sustain their living amid the ongoing pandemics crisis with employment opportunities as per their skill sets.
The proposed initiative is aimed at counselling the returned migrant workers about the alternate job opportunities available locally in the form of self-employment and wage employment in the companies/ sectors in their vicinity or other cities. The purpose of this initiative is also to help migrants make an informed decision.
To reach over 12.5 lakhs workers, AVSAR initiative will be implemented across 60 districts in nine states of India, viz, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Assam. The counseling would be provided on four key aspects- career counseling, emotional wellbeing counseling, logistics guidance to travel to different cities and workplace-related counseling.
Talking about the initiative, RCM Reddy, MD & CEO, Schoolnet India Ltd & Learnet Skills Ltd, said, “Utilizing our past experiences, knowledge and resources, we would upkeep the job seekers at every level right from realizing their needs, skills, emotional health and preparing them for job interviews and placement. We plan to touch the lives of million-plus workers through this initiative.”
Arun Nanda, Board of Directors, NSDC and Chairman, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts (I) Ltd and RCM Reddy, MD & CEO, Schoolnet India Ltd &Learnet Skills Ltd did the digital launch of ‘Avsar’- Migrant Workers’ Counseling Centres in the presence of Padamshree Shri Rajinder Gupta, Chairman, Trident Group and Vice Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board; Prakash Sharma, CFO, NSDC & Board of Directors, Learnet Skills; Manish Kumar, Managing Director & CEO, NSDC and Richa Singh, Co-Founder, Your Dost on June 20.