Launch of Repair Guru E-Content

Derabassi, May 20, 2017 : E-content for training people on Mobile Handset Repairing was launched on May 20, 2017 by Focal Skills in the august presence of Dr. Shahid Rasool, Director, CEMCA and Major General Mr P.N. Monga, Regional Head, Telecom Sector Skill Council. The content was launched as a mobile application branded as “Repair Guru – Focal Skills”.

Repair Guru is also a chain of Electronic Gadget repair and servicing, created by Focal Skills with its operations in Punjab.  Mr. Parveen Bansal, CEO, Focal Skill Development Pvt. Ltd. has plans to spread operations in north India in the coming year. Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) and Telecom Sector Skill Council have supported this initiative which is directed towards capacity building of people engaged in Mobile Repair and Servicing sector.

Repair Guru App is now available on Google play store, for anybody who wants to benefit from the content. Dr. Rasool, congratulated Focal Skills for having brought this innovative model of becoming self-sustainable by closely tying skilling with entrepreneurship.

The event was attended by about 100 mobile handset repair technicians and entrepreneurs. There was presentation by Mr. Jeta who has developed the mobile app, explaining various features of the app. Maj. Gen. P N Monga was pleased to announce that this content will be made available to all TSSC affiliated training partners through the TSSC portal. During the launch event, three best spokes of Focal Skills were awarded mementoes recognizing their good work. The function was followed by lunch. In the afternoon Dr. Rasool, Maj Gen Monga and Ms. Mishra visited the Repair Guru hub and about 8 of its spokes in the villages surrounding Derabassi and created awareness not only about Repair Guru but also related to Open Schooling and Recognition of Prior Learning. This intervention will be followed up by 5 entrepreneurship development workshops aimed at reaching 250 youth and making more people interested in self-employment. Focal Skills is going to set up a helpline aimed at hand holding youth, especially women, for setting up their own business.                                        

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