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Mahesh Rasal
Freelance Consultant , Lend A Hand India
Pune, India
With 17 years of diverse experience in for-profit, non-profit sectors, and entrepreneurial ventures, my expertise lies in the fields of education and skill development, where I have significantly contributed to designing, implementing, and monitoring impactful initiatives at scale. Currently I am looking for an opportunity in strategic role, team building, Program design, stakeholder Management.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
Professional Experience:
Since Nov’20 - Till Date: Independent Consultant
- Working with Lend A Hand India, a leading NGO in skill education, to design and implement a capacity-building program for vocational trainers and field officers with the pedagogy that aligns with adolescents.
- Working with Snehalaya, a child care institute in Ahmednagar to design and implement SEL and employability development programs for orphans and children with HIV.

Since May’17- Nov’20: Sr. Manager, Lend A Hand India, Pune
- Developed and executed strategies for various skill & entrepreneurship development programs in schools.
- Led the initiative of Train the Trainer Program for vocational Trainers across India.
- Monitored scheme of vocational education in 500 schools across Maharashtra.
- Piloted and scaled internship initiative to benefit over 8000 students annually in Maharashtra, ensuring practical work experience in their field of study.
- Setup & operationalized state of the art Multi Skill Training Center in Pune.
- Worked closely with state government bodies (Samagra Shiksha, DVET, State Board) and local governance bodies (Municipal Corporations, ZP, Tribal Department) to promote scheme of vocational education.
- Maintained strategic partnerships with CSR partners for program support and impact reporting.

Oct’16-May’17: HOD, Skill Development, Nashik Engineering Cluster (NEC)
- Designed and marketed skill-based courses aligned with industry needs.
- Facilitated internships and job placements for trained students.
- Led a team of 20, including Marketing Executives, Counsellors, and Trainers.

Mar’15-Oct’16: Business Head, TAACT
- Achieved sales targets in industrial automation courses.
- Led marketing, sales, and placement teams.
- Partnered with MSMEs for job placements and apprenticeships.

Jun’11-Mar’15: Founder, Anubhooti, Nashik as Founder
- Developed experiential learning content using innovative technologies.
- Marketed and sold courses to educational institutions and individuals.
- Organized events like competitions and summer camps.

Nov’06-Apr’11: Project Manager, OmniPayments Software, Mumbai
- Managed systems integration software projects for overseas banks.
- Executed a major project for Citi Bank, Mexico.
- Established and managed a new office in Nashik.
BE Computer.
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Marathi
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