NextSkills launches programme on skilling

By Author  |  Business Bureau  |  Published: 14th Nov 2017  9:33 pm

Hyderabad: The advent of automation and artificial intelligence is impacting number of jobs and companies are finding it difficult to get the right talent. It is seen that not more than 10 per cent of the graduates are employed every year. Sensing an opportunity in this, Next Skills announced the launch of DigiTalent that aims to offer a comprehensive technology driven skilling package. It uses a digital platform that brings the best of the learning processes together and offers them online for the student. The pack includes a branded laptop from leading brands, a popular smartphone and mobile internet connectivity covering the complete engineering graduate education period.

The programme comes in three formats – four year programme for the engineering graduates joining in the first year, three year programme for the second year engineering graduates, MCAs and BSc students, two year programme for the third year engineering student and MBAs who would want to focus on the IT industry. The program covers the breadth of skilling in four core areas that include programming skills, communication skills, job readiness, aptitude skills and problem solving and project skills. It incorporates licensed content from the digital skilling platform TalentSprint and a project pack with mentor assistance from Tooople.

N T Chowdary, chairman, Next Skills said, “Our objective is to enable access to best in class skills and learning for all graduates using the digital medium. We find that access is limited among engineering graduates, specifically from small towns. Our DigiTalent product will be made available in easy monthly payment option so that every student is able to benefit from this. We estimate that over 5 lakh students will benefit from DigiTalent over the next 5 years. Our primary focus will be on the students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.”

As part of DigiTalent programme, funding will be given to the top 100 ideas brought by the students who would want to start their own companies. The students who receive startup funding shall also be given a four week entrepreneurial programme at premier management institutes in India that focuses on business management and Innovation.