Undoubtedly, businesses around the world are witnessing unprecedented disruption and change, compelling them to rethink and reinvent their way of working for the long haul. Even in the pre-pandemic era, businesses were battling talent shortages across verticals due to disruptions caused by digitization and the gradual adoption of intelligent technologies.
The ongoing situation has accelerated the need to redefine existing job functions and related skill requirements to meet the skill gaps in the new remote working ecosystem. Hence, upskilling has emerged as a critical response to not just recover from the effects of the unprecedented crisis, but also to prepare for the ‘future of work’.
In this changing phase, the following ed-tech start-ups are solving the problem of unemployability in India by offering engineers industry-oriented skills, global certifications, and industrial internships and making the engineers job-ready.
Watch out for 5 prominent start-ups that are disrupting the engineering domain:
1. DALHAM Learning
The Bangalore based start-up DALHAM Learning, founded in July 2020, offers social science and liberal arts courses for undergraduates and postgraduates of Engineering and Management disciplines. The main objective is looking to bridge the employability and skill gap.
The platform is the outcome of a unique Indic liberal approach to education that has evolved over a period of time. The organization is dedicated to providing students with a holistic education model immersed in liberal studies and offers Integrated Liberal Education programmes to higher education institutions for students of engineering and management courses.
Through various programs offered at DALHAM Learning, it aims to provide opportunities to the students to explore a variety of academic areas from science to literature.
Coursera is an online learning platform that offers massive open online courses (MOOC), specializations, and degrees.
Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, and others.
BridgeLabz Solutions LLP, one of the largest IP-driven incubation labs aimed at nurturing engineering talent and ideas emerging in the technology space. The platform is offering a 30-day online CodinClub Bootcamp to upskill the fresh engineering, IT talent in India and improve the overall coding proficiency.
Doing to enhance the employability of the IT resources and advance them on a higher career path. BridgeLabz further connects top-performing candidates with its partner companies for assured jobs. Since March 2020, the company has groomed and placed more than 300+ tech talent despite the ongoing industry-wide layoffs.
Currently, more than 800+ are undergoing the 30-day coding boot camp and the latest round of interviews has now begun with considerable interest from the organizations, especially considering that BridgeLabz has the largest pool of premium quasi-ready talent on the pan-India level.
Established in 2017, Delhi-based educational start-up Pesto is helping accelerate India’s software engineering talent through its 12-week boot camp with a minimum of two years of experience to groom their advanced programming skills which are essential in today’s job scenario.
In the camp, aspirants get an opportunity to connect with US mentors through video conferencing. Pesto allows students to enroll in the program free of cost and pay when they get a job.
5. Interview Bit
Founded in 2015, the Bengaluru-based start-up offers computer science courses through live online classes.
Students are mentored and taught by tech leaders and experts working with companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix, among others. The start-up aims to polish the skills of fresh college graduates, working professional engineers, and make them job-ready.
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