This has been a very eventful week for skilling, with many new skilling initiatives by corporates as well as the Government have been announced. The Government launched the largest pilot training facility in the country in collaboration with InterGlobe Enterprises. The facility also tied up with GoAir to promotion aviation training. Hero Group launched the BML Munjal University in the NCR region aimed to provide professionally-oriented courses. In the same light, ICICI launched its training facility in Chennai aimed to provide practice courses in the professional environment. The skilling company SkillPro plans to increase its footprint with the announcement of the launch of 90 centers across the country in 2014. Government-owned skill development programs in India, however, seem to have hit rough weather because they are finding it difficult to sustain and continue based on the cost and effort estimates previously budgeted.
At the C-suite level, Syed Sajjadh Ali was named the head of India operations in the energy company, Eaton. The mobile service company, Aircel, has announced that their Chief Operating Officer, Kaizad Heerjee will be their next CEO. The top post at the company has been lying vacant for a while. Indian leaders have made a significant global mark this week with two top-level announcements. Neeraj Sahai was appointed the President of S&P and Atul Singh was appointed Coke’s Asia group president.