Through this partnership, apna.co aims to support B&WSSC by providing easy access to hyperlocal opportunities, training sessions, upskilling courses, and re-skilling courses to professionals in the beauty and wellness sectors. apna.co will also assist the industry partners associated with B&WSSC in their efficient hiring.
“The pandemic transformed business dynamics across sectors and beauty and wellness sectors were no different. While many professionals lost their jobs during the beginning of the pandemic the industry is finally back on track with more unique opportunities. Our partnership with the Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council is our step towards connecting millions of professionals in these industries with hyperlocal opportunities around them”. Said, Karna Chokshi, Chief Operating Officer at apna.co.
Bengaluru-based startup founded in 2019 by Nirmit Parikh, apna.co is a networking and job opportunities platform app that provides employment opportunities to lakhs of unemployed youth.
The company said that Businesses adopting new revival business models post-COVID in the beauty and wellness industry are creating a plethora of job opportunities for professionals working in these sectors. Especially with models such as salons at home, freelance makeup artists, digital demos, and e-commerce platforms the demand for the rising workforce has increased.
The company claims that over 2 crore users and over 2 lakh employers are connected to the apna platform. Currently, apna.co is providing its service in 74 cities of India.
“We are certain that this symbiotic association between B&WSSC & apna.co will add value to all the stakeholders of the beauty and wellness industry”, said, Monica Bahl, CEO, B&WSSC.
B&WSSC is a non-profit organization promoted by CII, with financial support from the National Skill Development Corporation, under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
B&WSSC’S aims to establish an effective and efficient ecosystem for developing and imparting skills in the beauty and wellness industry through standardization of relevant content and curricula, curriculum, information database, delivery system, and accreditation and certification process.