Wadhwani Operating Foundation:
Founded in 2000 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, the Foundation’s primary mission is economic acceleration in emerging economies through large-scale initiatives in job creation and skill development. To achieve this the Foundation has launched five high impact Initiatives in India, with the goal of creating and filling 25 million jobs in the next 5 years. For job creation, Wadhwani Foundation established the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in 2003. NEN has built a strong network with 600 colleges, 4000 mentors and 3200 faculty in India that continue to inspire, educate and support thousands of emerging and practicing entrepreneurs. For job fulfillment, the Foundation has set up the Skills Development Network (SDN) which supports multiple college, high school and employer initiatives for entry level mid-skill jobs.
Wadhwani Foundation is providing support to such initiatives on their own or in partnership with the Ministry of HRD and/or State Governments. Now under the aegis of the new Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, technical and project management support for skilling initiatives of the Central/State Government in the area of integration of skilling with education and entrepreneurship education would be provided in a more organized and structured manner by pooling the resources of the Central Government and the Wadhwani Foundation.
In the above context, a Joint Workshop on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was held between 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm on 30.1.2015 in the Conference Room on 4th Floor, Shivaji Stadium Annexe Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Hon’ble Minister (Independent Charge) Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has kindly consented to preside over the event. Shri Sunil Arora, Secretary and Shri Romesh Wadhwani, President, Wadhwani Foundation also graced the occasion.