A Skilled workforce makes the country a force to reckon with.
The now tech-driven job market is that of a dynamic one, whereas the academic infrastructure of the country is not as agile. To enhance the workforce being trained in colleges, to match the skill level demands of the industry is what our work in this domain aims to do. Positioning ourselves to reach the underserved beneficiaries, our work is towards building a relevantly skilled generation of innovators.
Edunet Foundation’s program in the engineering space, Tech Saksham, is a new program started as a joint CSR initiative by Microsoft and SAP. The program imparts human future skills with the technical know-how of emerging technology to enhance career-readiness. Tier-2 colleges being the main focus, hyper-local projects, bootcamps, hackathons, industry expert interactions as part of the initiatives also inculcate an entrepreneurial spirit in the students. The program content will include the following tracks for a college/university to choose from: Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Web Design. The program uses a two-pronged approach of training students as well as faculty in these domains to achieve a multiplier effect.
2. IBM SkillsBuild - Job Seekers
IBM’s flagship e-skilling platform for learners in the engineering space, vocational space, as well as for job seekers and educators, SkillsBuild offers itself as a platform to acquire skills according to the emerging job roles. With customised learning paths, digital badges and certificates that are shareable across other platforms, and an experiential learning approach with real-life projects offered by industry bodies, Skills build provides the opportunity for learners to pick up essential emerging tech and future skills at their own pace and in their own space. Edunet Foundation is one of the partners for SkillsBuild that brings the platform to stakeholders across relevant domains and facilitates the learning for the participants at multiple stages.
“Self-paced, well-designed courses, customised learnpaths– these are the reasons that make Skillsbuild platform work well for me. The factor that ties all of this together to really help us apply the concepts we learn about data science and analytics is the mentoring sessions and the innovation camp. The weather predicting model we created as part of the camps using real time data helped us to learn the ropes hands-on.”
Krishna Engineering College
3. Code Unnati
While engineering colleges in India churn out lakhs of graduates into the workforce, the ecosystem is yet to adapt to the rapid transition of the job market to IR 4.0 skills. As a robust leg-up to the system, SAP has started this program for tier 2 and tier 3 colleges for the students from the economically weaker section of the society.
The 120+ hour program equips the colleges with SAP centers of excellence to enable experential learning of deeptech. With elements such as capstone projects, mentoring, and capacity building of faculty, the program uses a sustainable hand-on approach towards levelling up the skills of underserved students, and establishing a pathway to industry.
The program is into its first year of implementation with Edunet Foundation.