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Aptech - TRRAIN make a mark at World Education Awards 2012
New Delhi, July 27, 2012: Aptech Ltd and TRRAIN Foundation have won the Best Innovation in Vocational Education and Skills Training Award at the World Education Awards 2012 for their collaborative initiative on training associates in the retail industry. The award ceremony was held on July 23, 2012 in New Delhi. The award has broad categories covering all aspects of education and training namely, private sector initiatives, schools, higher education institutes, government sector initiative, open and distance learning, vocational and skills training initiative and start up awards. Out of these categories, Aptech won the Best Innovation Award in Vocational Education and Skills Training for its collaboration with TRRAIN, for their innovative Mobile Container Classroom Model.
A 20 feet container, converted into a fully functional classroom and located in the ‘Inorbit Mall’ has been the training center for training employees working in the retail sector since October 2011. The container has a capacity to seat 20, and is equipped with teaching and learning aids. With Aptech’s pedagogical expertise and Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates (TRRAIN) retail experience, they have together designed exclusive courses for the retail sector comprising spoken English for retail, personality development, as well as soft skills to help retail associates perform better at their jobs.Since the initiative’s launch in October 2011, the collaboration has delivered 14,000 hours of training to more than 600 employees working in organizations spanning - apparel, multi-brand large retail chains, retail logistics, support services etc across levels: supervisors, managers, new joinees, retail associates, cashiers etc. Trainings are conducted in an ‘Interactive and entertaining format’ along-with imparting life-skills like ‘Laughter Yoga’.The award function was a part of a two-day World Education Summit 2012 being attended by leading education leaders and policy-makers from across the globe to discuss and deliberate on a wide range of pertinent issues related to Education. The Summit was organized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Centre for Science, Development & Media Studies, & Elets Technomedia, and supported by the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET), Government of India, UNESCO et al.Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr. Ninad Karpe, MD & CEO, Aptech Ltd said, “The award is a testimony to the education and training provided by Aptech all these years and will further encourage us in our endeavor to deliver quality education in sync with India's emergence as a knowledge superpower”.Commenting on the achievement, Mr. B. S. Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN added, “We are extremely happy that our initiative has been recognized in the very first year of its launch, as an innovative concept. We believe that it is only with such innovative ideas that we will be able to address the needs of the industry and provide a platform where education can be delivered at an affordable cost to a large number of people both efficiently and effectively”.

About Aptech Ltd.
Aptech commenced its education and training business in 1986 and has globally trained over 6.5 million students. Aptech is an ISO 9001:2000 organization and the first IT Training and Education company to get this certification for Education Support Services in 1993. Aptech has presence in more than 40 emerging countries through its two main streams of businesses – Individual training and Enterprise Business. As a leader in career education, it has over 1300+ centers of learning across the world.

Under Individual Training, Aptech offers career and professional training through its Aptech Computer Education, Arena Animation & Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (both in Animation & Multimedia), Aptech Hardware & Networking Academy, Aptech Aviation & Hospitality Academy and Aptech English Learning Academy brands. Enterprise business includes Content Development (Aptech Learning Services), Training and Assessment Solutions for Corporates & Institutions (Aptech Training Solutions, Aptech Assessment & Testing Solutions).

About Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India (TRRAIN):
TRRAIN is a public charitable trust founded by Mr. B S Nagesh with the vision to “Empower People in Retail”. TRRAIN aims to help people in retail work better and upgrade their life at work as well as home.

 Our goals among other things include:
Develop and enhance skills through relevant education and training.
Create a sense of pride and dignity for the retail employee.
Train and place people with disabilities in various retail roles.


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