India is a country with the 2nd largest population in the world. A major part of this population is unemployed youth who have completed their higher education and graduation but are still unable to find a job. What can be the reason?
The large gap between what is being taught in schools and what skills are required at the industrial level is the leading factor in exploding unemployment in the nation. Industries around the world are moving towards globalization and hence have to adapt to the latest market trends to cope up with the international competition.
In similar haste, PM Modi led central government has launched programs like “Make in India” & “Digital India”. However, these industries are run by employees and workers who are taught in an education system which does not follow a similar global approach. India’s education system lacks in lots of manners and lacking sufficient digital curriculum is just one of them. Although, digital learning is not the only factor that makes education lesser effective but a significant one.
Vision Digital India’s Digital Education Program
To mitigate the gap between the educational upbringing of a pupil and that required by the modern Indian Industry, Vision Digital India with the guidance and support of Imperial Group is launching a course to make India digitally ready. They have consulted Industry experts and incorporated niche technology learning in their course-structure.
The aim of Vision India with the launching of this course is to impart digital education to 1 lakh students in the upcoming 4-5 years to make them industry-ready. The course structure will teach digital and analytical skills to students, the much sought-after adroitness by corporates while recruiting youth.
The institutes across India are focused at the convention education. Mentors and teachers fail to understand the need to incorporate digital and technological aspects in the curriculum. Further, even after going through a hefty fee structure, students and parents are not able to get the educational quality they should. Many young minds fail to acquaint digital competencies at a personal level unlike some of their fellow learners. As a result, they end up lacking in the race.
Words of Chairman
“This is what Vision Digital India had in mind when it created a course that is precisely tailored to meet the demands of the corporate world, and ensure that students are industry-ready. Through its endeavour, Vision Digital India is trying to make PM Narendra Modi’s flagship campaign Digital India a resounding success and it is succinctly summed up in their motto ‘Enable Digital’,” said Dr Hari Krishna Maram, Chairman, Vision Digital India, on asking about this endeavour.
Industry demands Digital Skills
While recruiting individuals to perform industrial jobs, the employers look for candidates with a global level skill set. A candidate, equipped with digital skills, alongside latest market updates is much more preferable than the one who has excellent scores in his school and colleges scorecards. Industrialists are well aware of the fact that basic curriculum as taught in these schools and colleges are not enough to yield competitive edge out of a candidate.
This calls for an urgent need for the job-seeking individuals to be prepared and equipped with skills that the market demands. A better understanding of new and advanced technological concepts like data science, cloud and analytics, e-commerce advancements etc will yield candidates with an edge over the others.
What makes VDI different from other programs.
Glorifying the program to a global stage, the company has collaborated with international technology leaders like Google, IBM, and Amazon, to create a pool of their technical know-how. Features like “Analytics Certificate” of IBM and Google certified Digital Marketing course, but the course in the list of most elite digital technology learning courses in the country.
VDI has incorporated top Industry’s experts & professionals to contribute their insights to the development of course. The idea behind this is Who is better to teach and train students than those people who have been working in the corporate world for years and are the recruiters and employers themselves. Topics like understanding of the real corporate world, how it works, latest updates and requirements, and what employers expectation will make the course an exception amongst many.
Students are given opportunities to interact with trainers one-on-one clear their doubts and bag some practical world advice. Further, Vision Digital India has set its foot forward by providing corporate-level learning program at extremely affordable prices.
Implementation of the Course
To make its course reach to the students across India, VDI is approaching colleges in India asking them to incorporate it into their curriculum. The course is set to have a duration of 80 hours of which 60% course time is invested in hands-on training while the rest 40% time is to gives to theoretical learning.
The course involves teaching to students ways on how to crack interviews and what are the hurdles that come along incorporate interview procedure. The program also awards the students with a certificate at the convocation ceremony. Further, after the successful completion of the course, students are also allotted a LinkedIn Badge. With the help of this course, VDI envisions a race of candidates with their dream resume and successful careers ahead of them.
Colleges are further benefitted with the course implementation because this course expands campus placement through collaboration with recognized industrialists. The course’s incorporation has also escalated regular attendance rates. Further, Vision Digital India utilizing the computer laboratories of the host college makes it cost-efficient for the college authorities.
Recognition of the course
The founder & Vision Digital India’s Chairman, Dr Hari Krishna Maram has been awarded the “Most Prestigious International Icon Award 2019” at Indo-Thai Economic Forum Gala Event, Bangkok. He is recognized for providing equipping young Indians with Digital skills and creating employment opportunities for them with the help of this course.
Dropping down the conventional approach of education and job placements, the course developers have concentrated on making students practically ready for industry. The focus on niche technology, job orientation, and campus placement, has enhanced youth’s desirability to join the program. The increased employability will benefit students to the core.