The world is changing, and India is renascent. An already recognized world player, the vision of our nation being rightfully termed as a 'Superpower' is very much in sight. The road ahead for us, though clear, is not yet paved. There exist challenges, which we will have to overcome, to finally stand on the podium and claim greatness as ours.

Our greatest strength is also our biggest weakness. The dichotomy of having a large young workforce and yet our industries struggling to find suitable talent is much too obvious. This lacuna stretches across skill and education levels. It could be our biggest challenge yet. This is the space where VES steps in, Already an established and leading player in the corporate training scenario, VES has taken giant strides in the skill building business through our multi-pronged initiatives.

VES has training partnered the Sector Skill Council (set up under the aegis of NSDC) to form VES India, which would skill 10 million people across all states by 2022. Beyond the SSC tie up, VES also works with a host of Government agencies on a variety of initiatives across the country. A majority of these initiatives target youth from under-served sections of society and work towards mobilizing, training, employing and hence empowering them with a chance towards a brighter future.

Besides, VES through its Skill Development Center provides students with an opportunity to study vocational courses which comprise of deep integration modules within the industry of their choice. A certification of being job-ready along with a regular course degree enables the students to hit the ground running on the first day of their job.Apart from our newer initiatives, we are increasing the global foot-print of VES in the space that has long been our forte- Corporate Training Solutions. We now operate in all states & UT in India. The large scale of expansion is ready evidence that VES is and will continue providing the best quality training solutions tailor made to address specific business challenges of leading corporate. We take immense pride in being the learning partner to the nation, its people and its industry. A partnership that could just be integral to India's successes in the time to come.

Shri Bishan Lal Gupta