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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Takes a Shine to Chennai Startup Skillveri

During the CM’s visit to Chennai, he discussed with the Skillveri team the role & potential of tech in youth skill development.

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Photo Credit : Tweet from: Twitter/@ArvindKejriwal,

Chief Minister of Delhi Shri. Arvind Kejriwal visited Skillveri, a startup showing great promise, during his visit to Chennai yesterday. Kejriwal discussed the role and potential of technology in enabling skill development among the youth with the Skillveri team. Backed by venture capital firms Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Ankur Capital, Skillveri aims to address India’s skill gap through its simulators.   

The Skillveri team started off by describing to Kejriwal the company’s innovative simulators and its applications and then even led the Chief Minister through a detailed demonstration of their Aura series of welding simulators, the Chroma series of painting simulators (which recently won an award at NACE International CORCON in Mumbai), and veriSpray for painter skill assessment developed in-house. The team explained how the simulators would play a key role in upskilling youth across sectors through vocational training institutes in the country.

Kejriwal tweeted: “Visited @SkillVeri in Chennai yesterday. Excellent initiative to skill youth in large nos at v low cost n short periods”. 

Skillveri enables better quality delivery of practical vocational skill training at significantly lesser costs through its innovative, scalable platform of multi-skill simulators. Skillveri has most widely installed simulator in the welding domain that trains low-income youth with high-quality manufacturing skills, especially in ITI’s. Recently, Skillveri was chosen to be a part of the PM’s Champions of Change program, as a member of the Education & Skill Development task force.

Skillveri was founded by Sabarinath C and L. Kannan, a serial entrepreneur, in 2012. Skillveri aims to address India’s skill gap through its simulators.  The Chennai based startup enables better quality delivery of practical vocational skill training at significantly lesser costs through its innovative, scalable platform of multi-skill simulators. The company has graduated from IIT Madras’ Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI), and has won NSDC’s Innovation Award. Several notable manufacturing firms use Skillveri simulators for training and development including Titan, Wheels India, Murugappa group, Ashok Leyland, Hero Motors and Indian Hume Pipe Co Ltd. A majority of the simulators are installed in training institutes like ITIs and engineering colleges.



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