21CC Education, a Mumbai-based e-learning and skilling platform has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to provide skill-based education specifically for the logistics and transportation industry.
The partnership is an effort to present an opportunity for thousands of users present on the NSDC’s eSkillIndia portal and in its skilling ecosystem to not only upskill, but also help a largely unaddressed demographic in the Indian workforce build robust careers in the logistics, transportation and supply chain sectors.
Sanjay Tiwari, co-founder, 21CC Education said, “The trend is clear- it is time to change the face of logistics and transportation. It is time to invest in people and in using resources to upskill and reskill them. Through this new association with the NSDC, our young and robust workforce will have the opportunity to not only be gainfully employed, but also build a legitimate career by training with us.”
21CC says its unique application offers nearly 50 courses from a library of over 110 modules that guarantee skill development in logistics and transportation sectors. The platform is designed to make skilling easy and user-friendly, keeping the user engaged through gamification and a distinctive fantasy map learning interface. These courses are available on NSDC’s eskillindia.org portal, which is an online learning hub, with more than 800 courses in over 20 sectors.
A recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals that by 2022, at least half of the Indian workforce will require reskilling or upskilling in order to keep with the changing demands from the logistics sector.
According to a KPMG logistics report of 2019, the Indian logistics sector is a $200 billion (Rs 1,480,200 crore) market. The explosion of e-commerce and e-tail, further exacerbated by Covid-19 and over 560 million internet subscribers, the transportation of critical goods is now tantamount to an essential service. At the current rate and with the skill level leaving much to be desired, the sector is still predicted to grow at over 10% CAGR in the next five years to reach around $320 (Rs 2,368,320 crore) billion to $330 billion (Rs 2,442,330 crore).
If the future-ready workforce of skilled professionals is made proficient in warehouse practices, logistics, digital inventory management, space optimisation, exposure to IT, verbal and written communication, the sector has potential to make India a leading player globally.