24x7 Learning launches employability enhancement program

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 19 October 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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Bangalore: 24x7 Learning, an e-learning implementation company launches “SkillBridge” - an employability enhancement program. The program aims to upgrade the behavioral and IT skills of fresh engineering and management graduates across India in order to make them truly employable.

The program comes as India Inc. gears to face its biggest challenge ever - a talent shortage of 500,000 knowledge workers by 2010 compounded by the fact that only 25% of fresh engineers are employable by the multinationals. The eight-month program focuses on imparting the skills required to make the balance 75% employable. The Program aims to prepare the graduates by imparting critical skills like communications, personality development, team work, spoken English, interview preparation etc. delivered in a blended and interactive manner through multimodal simulations, quizzes and on-site workshops. The company plans to train around 20,000 students under this program this fiscal.

Launching the program, Karthik K S, Founder & CEO, 24x7 Learning, said, “SkillBridge will help India Inc. to sustain high levels of growth by being able to hire skilled manpower. We also believe that the cost of recruitment and training will come down significantly once the program takes root and gains wider acceptance. We invite IT and ITES companies, who have the need to hire aggressively, to actively participate in SkillBridge initiative.”

Anil Chhikara, Co-founder and President, 24x7 Learning, said “Our focus is primarily on the engineering colleges in the Tier II and Tier III cities where the job-placement records are low due to the students’ skill gaps. Besides helping these students acquire the skills required, we will help them get employed with the leading corporates. Our existing relationship with 6 of the top 10 IT companies and 7 of the top 10 ITES companies will help us achieve this goal. SkillBridge will thus help the educational institutes increase their placement records and enhance its branding.”

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