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Burlington English, NSDC Sign MoU to Train Indians for a Global Workforce

Collaboration between Burlington English and NSDC aims to equip individuals with essential language skills, driving employability and success.


Burlington English’s courses cater to a diverse range of professions, empowering individuals with occupation-specific language training. 


Burlington English, the leading provider of innovative language learning solutions, today announced a collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in the realm of skill development for specific careers. This partnership aims to harness the power of Burlington English’s comprehensive range of courses and resources to empower individuals and elevate their language proficiency in alignment with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) set by NSDC.


Under this visionary agreement, Burlington English and NSDC International shall collaborate to facilitate English language training of candidates aspiring for overseas mobility across job roles, and sectors in different destination countries.


Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC said, “The collaboration with Burlington English opens up new avenues for skill development in specific careers. By leveraging Burlington English’s expertise in language learning solutions, we aim to enhance learners’ employability and provide them with a strong foundation to thrive in their respective fields. This partnership will contribute significantly to our mission of building a skilled workforce and providing them global work opportunities.”


Burlington English’s cutting-edge courses for Specific Careers will be made available to ambitious individuals seeking skill development across various domains. These meticulously crafted courses cater to both adults and young adults, offering an extensive array of features such as engaging student lessons, vocabulary practice, and comprehensive progress reporting.


This partnership centers around facilitating skill development in key domains that could include Business Management and Administration, Education and Training, Finance, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, Marketing, and Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM). By focusing on these critical sectors, Burlington English and NSDC are primed to equip learners with the essential language skills necessary for success in today’s rapidly evolving global job market.


Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Ratnesh Kumar Jha, CEO – Asia Pacific, Burlington Group of Companies, said, “Burlington English’s courses for Specific Careers perfectly align with NSDC’s visionary mission of enhancing skill development and providing overseas job opportunities to Indian nationals. By providing occupation-specific English language training, our shared goal is to equip individuals with the requisite linguistic abilities to excel in their chosen careers. We firmly believe that effective communication and language proficiency are vital elements in achieving remarkable success in today’s fiercely competitive professional landscape.”


The meeting was graced by Mr. Ajay Kumar Raina – Director & COO, NSDC International; Mr. Amit Baveja, CBO, Burlington English India; Ms. Shreshta Sharma, Senior Analyst, NSDC International; Ms. Samreen Ghauri – Head, Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Burlington English India; and Mr. Mandeep Singh Warraich, DGM – Corporate Alliances, Burlington English.


The comprehensive product construct proposed by Burlington English comprises an impressive suite of elements, including a state-of-the-art Placement Test, meticulously designed General English Courses, Courses for Specific Careers, an exceptional Train the Trainer (TTT) Program, and the VTest for Listening & Speaking (L&S).


The Placement Test accurately assesses proficiency, enabling personalized recommendations. General English Courses combine online modules and face-to-face lessons for immersive learning. Courses for Specific Careers offer occupation-specific lessons, abundant practice, and personalized pronunciation training with the Burlington SpeechTrainer®. The TTT Program equips trainers, ensuring effective sessions, while VTest assesses proficiency and provides individualized reports and certifications.


This partnership between Burlington English and NSDC holds tremendous potential to empower individuals with essential language skills, preparing them for success in their chosen careers. By bridging the language gap and focusing on outcome-driven learning objectives, this collaboration aims to create a positive impact on India’s skill development landscape, paving the way for a global future.


About Burlington English

For over 40 years, The Burlington Group has been publishing educational material used by millions of learners around the world. Today, Burlington is a major supplier of digital material for individuals learning English. Burlington continues to grow, enter new markets and introduce new innovations in language teaching and learning. It has some very robust and comprehensive programs for English Language development of students and capacity building for teachers. The content at Burlington English is scientifically tested and aligned with the Common European Framework of References for Language (CEFR) and fully mapped with NEP 2020 requirements for Indian clientele. It has online (app-based) and offline (paperback) solutions/products and self-paced and tutor-led content. It caters to the dire need to build upon the English language competencies of students and teachers, with English being one of the critical requirements of 21st-century learning.


About NSDC:

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a not-for-profit public limited company incorporated on July 31, 2008, under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (corresponding to section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013). Established as a Public Private Partnership (PPP), NSDC is a joint initiative of the Government of India’s Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the private sector. NSDC plays a pivotal role in promoting skill development by fostering the creation of large-scale, high-quality vocational institutions. It provides funding to support the development of scalable and profitable vocational training initiatives. The organisation acts as a catalyst for skill development by offering funding to enterprises, companies and organisations involved in skill training. With its expertise in 37 sectors, NSDC facilitates private sector investments and develops innovative models to drive skill development in India.


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