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Oct, 03 2011

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Conceived as an idea 25 years ago, AISECT has geared ahead in shaping future of the vocational education and IT sector in India with an annual turnover touching Rs 200 crore.

AISECT

Aiding empowerment

Conceived as an idea 25 years ago, AISECT has geared ahead in shaping future of the vocational education and IT sector in India with an annual turnover touching Rs 200 crore. Today, AISECT is virtually the strongest national-level player in training business across semi-urban and rural India. The brand offers low-cost yet high-quality teaching and a whole range of university certified programmes, including IGNOU programmes. AISECT provides a variety of university-certified undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate and diploma courses in IT and ITeS, hardware and networking, banking, finance, insurance and rural management. AISECT launched its franchising model in 1995. Presently, the brand has over 8,500 centres across India. AISECT offers a strong franchisee support model. As rightly said by Santosh Kumar Choubey, Chairman & Managing Director, AISECT Ltd: “Once a franchisee is registered within the AISECT network, he is supported through course content, faculty training programmes, corporate and university tie-ups, year-round advertising, PR support and assistance in student placements.” With a sustained and scalable model of business and development, AISECT, plans to grow and expand with franchisees panIndia, dedicated to the cause of training and educating a skilled workforce in India and abroad.

Frameboxx

Growing frame-by-frame

Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects is a versatile conglomerate with a focus on providing worldclass animation, media and visual effects training. Started its operations in 2007, the company has over 60 worldclass training centres in India and abroad. The company employs the finest set of technical and creative instructors with over 6,000 students pursuing animation and visual effects education.

Frameboxx also has strong industry alliance with internationally acclaimed Seneca Institute of Applied Arts & Technology, Canada. Frameboxx also has a tie-up with the world's largest job board CreativeHeads.net to enable its students to search and apply for jobs worldwide. Naveen Gupta, CEO & Executive Director, Frameboxx, says: “We are trying to bring the best available internationally and set those standards in India too.”

Talking about the rise and significance of new-age education concepts in vocational segment, Gupta says: “Earlier, companies had to invest a lot of time, money and energy to prepare the youth for job market. But now, comes the role of new-age concepts to fill this gap by offering right skills to students through animation and VFX training.”

Presently, the company has more than 60 franchisees pan-India. The brand has a robust franchisee support module and eyes to have uniformity across all its franchisee operated locations. Frameboxx keeps standardisation across its franchise centres through regular audits, boot camps and other ongoing training and support on a uniform basis.

ZICA

Designing success model

Zee Institute of Creative Art (ZICA) is India's first full-fledged Classical and Digital Animation Training Academy that trains youth in classical 2D and modern 3D animation. Conceived in 1995, the brand has come a long way with its state-of-the-art infrastructure, gives practical training in 2D animation, 3D animation, visual effects and gaming, covering stages of visualisation, pre-production, production and post-production. ZICA's training studio is equipped with high-end animation tools, 2D animation facilities, 3D software, visual FX labs and imaging technologies.

Talking about the burgeoning trend of new-age concepts in vocational segment through the courses that the brand offers, Prabhanjan Chappar, Business Head, ZICA asserts: “The courses that we offer like animation and visual effects have a huge opportunity, especially when the world is going digitised! Till a few years ago, we were talking about content for television and films, but we are now focused on content for mobile and i-pads.”

ZICA has been franchising since 2008 and has 30 franchise centres at present. The brand is seeking aggressive expansion pan-India via franchising and hopes to have more than 70 centres by next year. Explaining on the training and support for its franchisees, Chappar says: “We give adequate support to our franchisees centres, as they get access to our training content online, so that the standardisation of training stays across all centres.”

Orion Edutech

On a vocational high

Orion Edutech was established in the year 2005 with the sole aim of empowering the students with the knowledge which is relevant to BPO Industry. Orion Edutech is time tested and trusted pre-process training institute accepted and approved by ITes Industry. It is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company with offering customised training programmes in a way that the market value of the trainee is enhanced in terms of quality, stability, competency and hence employability. The brand provides personalised classroom training, exhaustive study materials, placement services and certification. It also provides dual certification which includes International Certification from BCI, USA.

The brand focuses on candidates from non-English medium background from tier II and tier III cities and provides 100 per cent job guarantee after completion of the courses. Orion also specialises in training in IT infrastructure management services. Orion Edutech offers complete manpower solutions to its clients, from sourcing, training, train and hire model to payroll management, etc.

The rise and impact of new-age educational courses particularly in the vocational segment is something that Manish Agarwal, Founder and Director, Orion Edutech Pvt. Ltd, vouches for. He explains: “Our courses are different from basic educational courses. We are here to bridge the gap between academics and industry requirement and we focus that there is employability from after the completion of the course itself!”

The brand has been franchising since 2007 and currently has more than 150 franchisees. It is mulling pan India expansion and expects to take its franchisee count to more than 300 centers by the end of 2012. Orion Edutech offers a strong support structure to its franchisees which is through initial training conducted at their corporate office. Besides, the brand helps with equipments to the franchise centres and training of the team.

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