BASIX-Academy for Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-ABLE ), a group entity of BASIX Social Enterprise Group, was established in 2009, with a vision of skilling people, enhancing livelihoods & transforming lives. It is a pioneer organization in the field of skill development and vocational training with distinction of being first training partner of National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC). During 8 years of extensive work, B-ABLE has implemented training programs across 28 states of India in various sectors including construction, apparel, textile, retail, hospitality, agriculture, health, automobile, ITES, etc. During this period the organization has conducted trainings for more than 135 different types of job roles.
B-ABLE is a subsidiary of BASICS Limited (http://www.basixindia.com), the pioneering organisation in micro-finance and livelihood promotion. BASIX Group was established in 1996 to address the need for livelihood in a holistic manner by providing services through its 12 group companies in three major areas i.e. Livelihood Promotion Services, Financial Inclusion Services and Knowledge Services. B-ABLE provides for skill development in BASIX mission of promoting livelihood. which has its presence in 20 states and working with over 2.5 million stakeholders, through its team of over 8,000 people across 27,000 villages.
B-ABLE seeks to create an innovative, sustainable model for building a high quality skilled workforce – both in the unorganised and the organised sectors. It provides market-driven, aspiration-based vocational education and training using technology and partnerships.
B-ABLE will create a virtuous circle of skilled workers and entrepreneurs mostly from the disadvantaged sections of society, through a system of supporting the youth with education and enterprise loans, and also providing effective real time connects between the job providers and job seekers.
In doing so it will also engage the Government and Industry to realise synergies reduce its costs and build all India Scale.
CURRENT STATUS & PLAN
B-ABLE in its very first year of operation achieved the distinction of being the first organization to be a beneficiary of soft loan funding from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), for setting up 400 student centric, technology enabled, pan India Vocational Training Centres and train over 1 million youth in next 10 years.
B-ABLE launched its initiative in 2009 with a model skill training campus at Dehradun. Since then B-ABLE has extended its reach extensively and is now present in 28 states of India and also imparting vocational training in 675 schools of twelve states.
B-ABLE is targeting Agriculture, Apparel, Made-ups and Home Furnishing, Automotive, Beauty & Wellness, Construction, Domestic Worker, Handicrafts and Carpet, Healthcare, IT-ITeS, Retail, Rubber, Telecom, Textile, Tourism & Hospitality, Power.
B-ABLE’s strong team is led by Mr. D. Sattaiah, Managing Director & CEO. He worked with BASIX Group in various senior capacities. Over 18 years of tenure with BASIX, he has contributed to micro-credit operations, micro-insurance operations and setting up of Corporate Human Resource Departments. He also served Bhartiya Sumruddhi Finance Ltd; India’s pioneering Microfinance Company as Head CHR.