CORE Projects & Technologies Ltd. signs MoU with Gujarat Knowledge Society
11/25/2010

CORE Projects & Technologies Ltd. (CORE) has signed a MOU with Gujarat Knowledge Society (GKS), to impart job-oriented skill up-gradation courses to students from various disciplines in colleges across Ahmedabad and Surat
districts. With this tie up, CORE has taken a small but significant step towards educating and enhancing the employment potential of youth in Gujarat.

Online PR News – 25-November-2010 – – CORE Projects & Technologies Ltd. (CORE) has signed a MOU with Gujarat Knowledge Society (GKS), to impart job-oriented skill up-gradation courses to students from various disciplines in colleges across Ahmedabad and Surat districts. With this tie up, CORE has taken a small but significant step towards educating and enhancing the employment potential of youth in Gujarat.

CORE plans to roll-out skill development courses across 18 verticals in 2 zones –
Ahmedabad and Surat – which have over 400 colleges. In total, these colleges cater to a student population of about 80,000-100,000 and CORE will be able to deliver its courses & technology-led training modules to these students. CORE will extend full support to GKS in the implementation of its skill enhancement goals for government sponsored candidates, especially those from economically backward areas.

“Education is an important part of an individual’s upbringing and a step towards fulfilling ones dreams. At CORE, we see this MoU as a tremendous opportunity to cater to the demands of the job market by empowering the youth with requisite skills leading to excellent job opportunities” said Mr. Sanjeev Mansotra, Chairman and Managing Director, Core Projects & Technologies Limited. He also added, “This association will help CORE create visibility in the vocational industry and position itself as a multifaceted, quality- oriented training institution committed to the cause of bridging the skill-gaps across various industry segments at a national level.”

The association is being given great importance by CORE within its National Plan for
vocational training & education as it will provide CORE the right platform to demonstrate its employability enhancement and skill-building programs in the State of Gujarat. The Government of India in recent years has laid a lot of emphasis on vocational education to fulfill the emerging need of the market by focusing on employability skills. On a pan-India level, CORE intends to roll-out career oriented training programs across several sectors, including Banking and Financial services, Retail and Health Care, and the emphasis will be on quality placement opportunities generated by leveraging CORE’s strong industry linkages. Mr. Mansotra said “The quality of a workforce drives standards of living and economic growth. We at CORE want to provide the youth of our country with choices that match their skills and passion with career opportunities.”

About Core Projects & Technologies Limited (CORE)
CORE is an Indian multinational in the education space with operations in the US, the UK, the Caribbean, Africa and India. CORE is an integrated products, solutions and service provider in education. Core’s offerings cover compliance, assessment, ICT, content, teacher training, vocational training, examination management system, language skills and has globally impacted more than 72,000 schools, 28 million students and trained over 100,000 teachers. Twenty state Governments in USA including California, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and over 40 Local Educational Authorities in UK work with CORE for education projects and consultancy services.

About Gujarat Knowledge Society:
Gujarat Knowledge Society is instituted by Government of Gujarat to bridge the gap
between requirements of education system and industries. GKS aims to prepare the
youth for new knowledge based economy and society to stimulate creation of world class
knowledge resources by developing new competencies and skills. The society has divided
colleges in the entire state into four zones. They have empanelled training partners who are supposed to conduct pre-approved courses on IT and non-IT skills at various colleges in designated zone. The training partners have to associate themselves with colleges and conduct the classes in the premises of college/institution. Examination is conducted by a third party and the student gets certificate from GKS. Gujarat Knowledge Society aims to empower the youth for accessing better employment opportunities in the age of knowledge based economy.