Flipkart recently announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Logistics Skill Sector Council (LSC), set up by the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE) through National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC) and Karnataka Skill Development Centre (KSDC) to launch a centre of excellence to build a skilled and trained workforce for the e-commerce industry.
Introduced to augment skill development for the logistic industry, Flipkart’s centre of excellence in Bengaluru is spread across an area of 1,500 sq ft and hosts new-age classrooms equipped with computers and projectors for all round development of the candidates.
Flipkart has co-developed the training module along with LSC and KSDC to train candidates on the various nuances of storage and distribution, customer management and material handling. This also includes imparting knowledge on local transportation laws and regulations and giving students holistic knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain.
Karnataka Kaushalya Mission, which is part of the Karnataka state department of skill development and entrepreneurship and livelihood, and LSC are helping mobilise aspirants for the centre.
The 60-day training will also increase the candidates’ employment prospects in the fast growing e-commerce sector, a company press release said.
The certificate will be recognised in seven countries, including, Australia, Denmark, Germany and Saudi Arabia.
Flipkart partnered with LSC in 2019 to provide training to thousands of its supply chain employees. With the centre of excellence, the company is enhancing its partnership.