The three-year collaboration will see the creation of an India-based Retail Academy run by Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), part of the $45 billion Tata Group, using content approved by Skillsmart Retail, the UK Sector Skills Council for Retail.
The scheme, which will be available both online and face-to-face will give learners a clear understanding of all aspects of retail as well as the opportunity to develop skills in the sector.
TIS provides e-learning to encourage training, development and improvements in performance for organisations and businesses in a range of sectors and has its global headquarters based in Mumbai, India.
J.C. Mistry, head of retail training at TIS, said: “TIS’s Retail Academy in India provides an opportunity to those who work, or want to work, in the retail industry in India to harness and develop their potential. Through the Academy, we help such individuals to explore and hone their skills to ensure that they deliver their best for their employers and customers.”
Courses will be offered in different formats such as e-learning programmes and instructor-led courses with the inclusion of assignments and assessments.
Modules will include an Introduction to the Retail Sector, Health and Safety, Workplace Security, Working Effectively, Customer Service, Team Leading, Merchandising and Selling.
Anne Seaman, Chief Operating Officer of Skillsmart Retail, said: “We are honoured to be associated with a subsidiary of the TATA group and we are delighted to be working with TIS and sharing our expertise to develop fit-for-purpose retail training in India.”
About Skillsmart Retail
Skillsmart Retail is the Sector Skills Council for retail - the authority for UK retail skills development and promotion. Part-funded by Government and led by retailers, it works with retailers of all sizes to understand their skills issues and develop solutions to improve business performance and productivity through the development of their people. It also promotes retail as a career of choice.
For more information, contact Kerry Burgess, Head of Communications & PR at Skillsmart Retail. Phone: +44 (0) 20 7462 5073, out of hours contact +44 (0)7795 962447 or email kerry.burgess[.]skillsmartretail.com
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a global leader in e-learning, is a part of the $45bn Tata Group. Truly international, TIS has a presence across the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Japan, India, and mainland Europe. TIS offers corporations, universities, schools, publishers, and government institutions a diversified and innovative bouquet of learning and training solutions including Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs™), Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs™), courseware and curriculum design, special-needs education, assessments, electronic performance support systems (EPSS), mobile learning, game-based learning along with other corporate training and consultancy services. Our multi-disciplinary expertise and 17 years’ experience across domains helps us design e-learning programmes that are unique to clients’ requirements and specifically crafted to boost knowledge retention and application.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX Award of Excellence in 2005 and 2006, BETT Awards in 2004 and 2006, and two Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.
Further information from:
J.C Mistry, Tata Interactive Systems, 00 91 22 66438000
Sonal Chhaya, Tata Interactive Systems, 00 91 22 664382
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 020 7905 0156