Engineer’s Day is observed every year on September 15 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of Engineering in India and Bharat Ratna awardee Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Engineering has always been a popular career choice among students, in India and the industry has always been able to pull students to it due to job security and the defined growth trajectory that it offers.
While the number of engineers passing out every year increases, the lack of skill set beyond the core competency of an engineer among the talent pool and increasing shift towards automation is stagnating the engineering ecosystem in India. As a result of the stagnation, the Annual Employability Survey 2019 report reveals 80 percent of graduates are unfit for jobs and unemployed.
Here are 5 platforms that make engineers job ready:
BridgeLabz Solutions LLP is one of the largest IP-driven incubation labs aimed at nurturing engineering talent and ideas emerging in the technology space. The platform offers a 30-day online CodinClub Bootcamp to upskill the fresh engineering, IT talent in India and improve the overall coding proficiency in order 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 bootcamp 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.
This Bangalore-based startup founded in July 2020, offers social science and liberal Arts courses for undergraduates and postgraduates of Engineering and Management disciplines. The main objective is 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 organisation 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.
A platform for the open source developer community which was acquired by Microsoft Corp in 2018, is providing virtual or remote internships to students for 6-8 weeks through its global partnership with technology giants like Facebook. Students in the program are placed in small groups of 8-10, called “pods”, along with a professional mentor and two-three Open Source project maintainers. The students within a pod collaborate on projects over the course of a program.
Founded in 2015, the 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.
Established in 2017, this Delhi-based educational startup, Pesto, is helping accelerate India’s software engineering talent through its 12-week bootcamp 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 for the program free of cost and pay when they get a job.International, News