Mr. Atul Bhatnagar, ex-COO, NSDC, joins Youth4work as an Advisor
New Delhi, 26th July 2016: Youth4work, an online platform, helping youth in self-assessing, improving and showcasing their talent has expressed its happiness in announcing that Mr. Atul Bhatnagar, Ex-COO, NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) as its Advisor. The veteran who needs no introduction has bagged awards at an international level as the “Male Diversity Champion” for Barclays Worldwide and “Best COO” in Africa during his stint in Barclays, Kenya.
Speaking on his joining hands with Youth4work, Mr. Atul Bhatnagar said, “I am equally excited to start a new journey with Youth4work. It is actually a unique concept and fulfils a need-of-the-hour for promoting employable skills amongst youth in India. With a young and dynamic team at Youth4work under the able leadership of Rachit Jain, I look forward to jointly fulfilling their dreams of Skill India.”
Elated, Mr. Rachit Jain, Founder, and CEO, Youth4work shared, “I am delighted that Mr. Bhatnagar liked our concept and agreed to guide us with his vast experience. He brings along valuable knowledge and expertise which will eventually help the organization in developing and implementing strategies aimed at expanding the horizons of Youth4work. He shares the same vision as Youth4work and he is well-versed with the growing importance of Skill Assessment. We welcome him on board and look forward to learning from him.”
A Mechanical Engineer from prestigious IIT-Kanpur, Mr. Bhatnagar started his career with Tata Motors (formerly known as Telco in 1985). After two years stint in Tata Motors as Graduate Trainee Engineer, he did his Post Graduate Diploma from IIM, Calcutta in Management (Finance and Marketing). He has over 20 years of banking experience having worked with 3 of the leading banks in the world — Citibank in India, HSBC in the Middle East and Barclays in Kenya.
Having acquired skills in the best-in-class organizations in the world, he came back with his family to join NSDC as the Chief Operating Officer. He had a wide variety of responsibilities which led to the setting up of the skill development ecosystem in India. He has now taken the responsibility of advising start-ups like Youth4work to progress the vision of the Hon’ble PM, Shri Narendra Modi, to make India the ‘Skill Capital of the World’.
Youth4work is headquartered in New Delhi, Youth4work is an exciting and innovative talent development initiative with a vision — “To be the preferred personal space for every aspiring youngster to introspect, self-assess and improve his/her own skills”. The primary focus is to prepare and aid youth in becoming more employable with the relevant skills i.e. from the start till they get more experience at work or entrepreneurship.
The user communities span across domains like IT, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Retail, HR, Design & Creativity, Skill Development verticals, PMKVY and many more. Intelligent assessment and global ranking algorithms help users to ‘identify and showcase’ their talents whereby a variety of skill courses and competitive practice materials help Youth acquire skills, improve their rankings and become more employable.
Youth4work aims to be the leader in a Billion Dollar burgeoning talent marketplace. With over 8 million user base (and growing exponentially), 7300+ educational institute profiles, 10,000+ employers advertising more than 30,000 jobs, practice tests for 210+ competitive exams, 500+ skill certification courses, Youth4work is poised to positively impact the talent ecosystem in the contemporary world.