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    24×7 Learning partners UK’s The Retail Academy

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    24×7 Learning, India’s premier talent lifecycle management company has announced its partnership with The Retail Academy — UK’s leading provider of online training programs for retail segment. With this association, 24×7 Learning plans a complete e-learning-based training solution to help the retail industry cut training costs drastically, according to a company press release.

    Anil Chhikara, president, 24×7 Learning, said, “With training, educated but currently unemployed graduates can be groomed into ideal candidates for roles in modern organised retail formats. Tapping into this chunk of educated youth and developing their skills can result in tremendous cost savings in the retail sector over a period of time.”

    “India has been ranked as the most preferred retail destination for international investors. The sector is on a high growth trajectory and is expected to grow by more than 27 per cent over the next 5 to 6 years. This rapid growth will require a steady flow of skilled manpower,” added Chhikara.

    Rob Arntsen, CEO, The Retail Academy, said, “Earlier, organisations like TESCO and Jet Petrol have implemented our programmes successfully. With this partnership, we are looking forward to the Indian retail sector leveraging Retail Academy’s tools and resources, delivered on LearnTrak – 24×7 Learning’s LMS, for optimal organisation learning.”

    Headquartered in Bengaluru, 24×7 Learning has regional offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, and Kolkata and its list of clients include The , MindTree, Accenture, , Essar, and , Steria, , Barclays Bank, ONGC India, Dell and .

    — IndiaRetailing Bureau