We work for the upliftment of the marginalized, underprivileged youth, misguided juveniles and homeless women.
We ensure employability for dropouts & neoliterates. Help the educated unemployed youth to find jobs through our programs.
We do skill building and vocational training under the National Skill Qualification Framework, as part of curriculum in schools and colleges.
The answer lies in our work. Our work fueled by our mission “Transforming Lives. Skilling India.”
Our Team is led by our inspirational Founder who has established a strong work culture and value system based on transparency and empathy. We deliver our work through diverse formats and programs to provide skill development to youth and design innovative models aimed at strengthening the skill ecosystem. We believe success can be achieved through scale without compromising on quality.
If you are looking for an organization that pursues its work with passion and has the ability to scale without compromising on quality then it is us.
Rajiv Sharma heads the business from the forefront by providing strategic leads and vision. He is a law graduate from Delhi University and did his MBA in Business Management from FMS, Delhi University. He has held senior management positions for over 25 years at Kodak, HCL and was also the CEO of Airtel before he quit the corporate world. Sensing a considerable lack of skilled people in the job market, he left a long and successful corporate career of years to mould Empower Pragati into what it is today.
Pritha Dutt heads the training, placement and marketing wings of the organization. An XLRI, Jamshedpur graduate, she has work worked extensively in both the corporate and social sectors with organizations and such as Oberoi Hotels, ICI paints, Airtel and Feedback Ventures. Pritha co-founded Phicus Social Ventures before she quit to join Empower Pragati. She enjoys theatre and reading. She has also demonstrated a knack for teaching. With a passion in the fields of learning and development, she continues to drive Empower Pragati forward.
Sanjeev Sharma heads implementation of all Government Projects undertaken by Empower Pragati. He is a management graduate from S.P. Jain College having more than thirty years of experience working in the corporate world. He is known for his strategic insights to transform business results for profitable growth. He has had immense exposure in managing resources to improve organisational performance and enhance productivity while creating high-impact strategies for value addition. He has received many prestigious awards such as NRI Achievers Award, Bharat Samna Pravasi Award etc. In his leisure time, Sanjeev likes to play golf and enjoys meeting people.
KBR heads the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) Project and the HR function of Empower Pragati. He holds a B.Tech from NIT, Calicut and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has been a member of the leadership teams at companies such as Airtel, Essar, Reliance Communications and Dimension Data. He has expertise in social entrepreneurship, vocational skill training, e-Commerce logistics, telecom and payments. He was also actively involved in e-Governance initiatives and cloud adoptions at Central Government, State Government and Municipality levels. He is our resident social networking, cloud computing and generally all-things-technology expert.
Empower Pragati is now a front runner in the world of skill development, in close collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship. In the past, we were able to train only a small number of students – around 1048, under the four projects we had. However, our resilience and dedication has ensured that the number of projects has increased to 38, including top government projects. These are Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra) PMKK, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushal yaYojana(DDUGKY), Ministry of Rural Development, and The National Skills Qualifications Framework(NSQF), Ministry of Rural Development and several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects. Through these efforts and collaboration, we have up to date trained around 2.5lac students.
Since its inception, Empower Pragati has been working to empower, make financially independent, and productive the ‘weakest and most vulnerable’ sections of society. These include girls from poor families, minority groups, school dropouts, migrant labour, street children, and the differently enabled. We have worked in the past worked on a project with Indian Oil Corporation, with at risk juveniles.