16th December 2015
Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge over the last few months had taken up the initiative to conceive and roll out Finishing School Pilot for un-employed Engineering Graduates in the state with an objective of enhancing their Employability Quotient. This Pilot was held in the districts of Warangal, Adilabad and Rangareddy that involved 8-10 weeks focused skilling sessions on technical, organizational and personal skill modules based on industry specifications.
Over170 unemployed youth were skilled as part of these pilots of which 43+ have secured employment from companies that included Hitachi Consulting , Cigniti Technologies , RMN Infotech, Appstek Solutions , CSSI, LeapZen, Broadsol Network Solution and PayGuru.. These skilling sessions were delivered through Instructor Led Training, eLearning, self-study labs in technologies that included Java Programming, .Net Programming. Microsoft technologies and Android Apps development. Senior Management Representatives from these organizations were present at the TASK office in Begumpet who shared their experiences of associating with TASK and handed over the offer letters to the Engineers in presence of the Minister for IT and PR, Telangana Shri KT Rama Rao and Secretary ITE&C, Telangana, Shri Jayesh Ranjan. The students who received offers also shared their unique experiences on how they developed skills that helped them get offers and
Addressing the gathering the Minister expressed his happiness that these pilots were done at remote districts in Telangana and congratulated the students who received the. He also mentioned the need for creation of a TASK alumni to enable the junior students benefit from the learnings of those who got placed.
Mr. Sujiv Nair – CEO TASK shared that the finishing school pilot was one of the key objectives envisaged by our Chief Minister and these youth who have secured offers from companies had put in considerable efforts in practicing and enhancing their skills. He also shared that this humble beginning was a reflection of commitment and synergistic efforts of several stakeholders in Government, Academia and Industry and thanked them. Going forward similar pilots are being planned in a couple of other districts over the next few months and based on these learnings TASK plans to scale up to ensure that more students are skilled and made employment ready. In addition to the finishing school TASK has also enabled over 700 placements with several companies since January this year.