Hyderabad: Youth career accelerator TalentSprint has launched a digital, state-of-the-art facility in Hyderabad on Tuesday called the SmartCampus. The 500-seater facility provides onsite industry-oriented learning for young job seekers in addition to providing cloud platform called the SmartCloud. As part of the SmartCloud, the company plans to webcast its popular learning programmes for job seekers in smaller towns across the country.
“Our SmartCampus is both a hi-tech and hi-touch facility which involves personalised learning experience and work-driven learning at par with the industry,” said Dr Santanu Paul, co-founder and CEO, TalentSprint.
The company, which plans to train 1 million young people by 2020, has already provided training to one lakh people and 600 companies have hired from TalenSprint so far.
In addition to the opening the campus, TalentSprint also signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge (TASK) to provide career counseling through seminars in the State and also provide fellowship to promising rural youth who enroll in the programme.
Throwing light on the plight of IT sector in terms of skilling requirement, Telangana IT Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that the jobs in the sector are shrinking and there is a growing need for new skill sets. “Many companies have complained that once they take students on board, they need to reskill them as the skills required for the job are not taught in colleges.
Through TASK we have partnered with coporates and have designed modules for 190 colleges empanelled on TASK. I am glad that the TalentSprint has signed a LoI with TASK and we want to take the intent beyond just career counseling in the near future,” Ranjan added.
Speaking about the dearth of talent in our country, National Payments Corporation of India Chairman M Balachandran, who was also the former Director of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), said, “While working for IBPS we had seen that we used to get application for 12 million to 14 million screening and out of that only 3 per cent used to get qualified for job. This shows that there is a dearth of professionals in our country and campuses like these will try and fulfill the gap.”