upGrad for Business inks deal with Welspun India to strengthen Data Analytics for Manufacturing employees

Mumbai : With the vision of being a LifeLongLearning partner for organisations, upGrad for Business, the B2B arm of Asia’s higher EdTech major, upGrad, today announced its partnership with Welspun India Limited, the global leader of home textiles. This partnership aims to cultivate and strengthen the data culture at Welspun, by upskilling 119 employees in Data Analytics to drive more efficient business decisions.

The manufacturing sector is currently undergoing a shift from traditional manufacturing processes to deploying Nextgen technology to facilitate automation and digitisation. According to a report by Mordor Intelligence, the digital transformation in the manufacturing market was valued at USD 263.93 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 767.82 billion by 2026.  Therefore, to equip their employees with the right mindset, skillset, and toolset to be future-proof, Welspun is upskilling their employees with upGrad’s Data Analytics Certification program.

As a part of the program, upGrad for Business will be offering contextualised and curated training with Welspun-focused sessions and case studies to ensure relevant understanding for the learners.  The certification program will be offering an immersive learning experience to the Welspun workforce, including elements like online self-learning, instructor-led live sessions, coaching & mentoring, practice, feedback, and assessment, among others, to enable them to make more data-driven efficient business decisions backed by numbers and factual interpretation. Thus, building a stronger data culture with a higher analytical workforce within the organisation. This is a part of organisational productivity excellence path at Welspun.

Commenting on this partnership, Minaxi Indra, President, and Head, upGrad for Business, said, “We are delighted to partner with Welspun and help empower their workforce with the right tools to build robust data culture. Our mission of bringing wholesome talent development to companies meets with the learning ideals at Welspun. We believe in equipping people with the right skills to create a talent-ready environment, especially for the Manufacturing sector. With Industry 4.0 adoption increasing across the world, the need for Data Analytics, Robotics and IIOT will be critical as India has already commenced digital manufacturing operations.”

Commenting on this partnership, Rajendra Mehta, President & CHRO, Welspun India Limited said, “We at Welspun firmly believe in adapting to the changing times. As we power through dynamic times we must prepare towards being future-ready. The Certification Program on Data Analytics is Welspun’s initiative to prepare its teams for the future by launching programs that seek to build know-how and application of Predictive Analytics, AI/ML use cases, towards optimising our resources as we leap ahead.”

Recently upGrad for Business launched a new business solution, upLevel – to provide corporates with an organisation-wide on-demand learning capability. Designed keeping in mind the evolving industry requirements and elevated learning paths, the newly launched L&D solution will help the workforce stay abreast of evolving skill sets and trends, thus being future-ready to drive business outcomes.