Mansfield firm branches out to India

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Mansfield-based online education provider, bksb, has opened new headquarters in India as part of its continued growth and expansion.

The company, based at the i2Centre, off Hamilton Way, has set up a head office and training centre in the city of Chandigarh to market its e-learning products to the sub-continent.

Operating in India as Skills Anytime, its software packages have been specially-tailored for the Indian market to enhance people’s career prospects and opportunities for further study.

The software enables people to improve their English by taking a short on-screen assessment of their current ability, followed by a series of self-paced tutorials to help them reach the required standard.

Suitable for all age groups, it is aimed at schools, colleges, employers and individuals.

Equipping more citizens with good English is considered an important part of the Indian Government’s ambitions for economic growth – and bksb, with its strong track record of success, is keen to support this.

A subsidiary of West Nottinghamshire College, bksb has seen its online learning resources used by more than 25 million people and thousands of education-providers across the world since it launched almost 20 years ago.

Managing director of bksb, Harvinder Atwal, said: “It is predicted that by 2025 a quarter of the global workforce will come from India. Our tried-and-tested English language solutions will enable people to improve their skills, progress to further education and, ultimately, secure employment.”