Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity Among High Demand Courses: Report

The annual Edunet Foundation Impact Report reveals that tech skilling programs have gained momentum in India over last two years

Edunet Foundation, an Indian nonprofit that promotes technical skilling, technology innovation and entrepreneurship in youth, came out with its annual impact report recently. The report throws interesting insights about technology skills-based educational programs in the country.

As per the report, around 1 lakh youth from underserved communities enrolled on Edunet run skill-based programs in India. Areas like cloud computing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity were in high demand amongst the young learners. Most learners came from backgrounds where quality experiential education is unavailable. This lacuna creates a disparity in last-mile job acquisitions where they tend to lose out on opportunities that the new job market is creating.

The Edunet Impact Report highlights that:

  • 27,530school students (mainly between standards 7 to 12) enrolled on online programs had the opportunity to earn industry-supported credentials. 
  • Over 100,000 adult learners enrolled on and participated in Edunet Foundation-supported programs around technology skilling, with career support. 
  • More than 20,000 school students, from more than 4700 schools, benefitted from mentoring through an online platform supported by the organization.
  • With 43 institutes and 298 completed projects, the Tech Saksham Program has impacted over 2,400 women students and helped them acquire future skills for rewarding careers in technology. 

All programs supported by Edunet Foundation aim to equip learners with core skills that are necessary to succeed in the emerging workforce. 

With its pan India presence, Edunet Foundation is enhancing student employability, promoting technology innovation and creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. Learners get access to diverse global and local resources that allow them to combine global knowledge and their local context to create a uniquely experiential learning experience. 

Student voices : 

“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.” – Riya Gupta, Krishna Engineering College 

“Mentorship has always been an important way to learn for me as I find it very effective. The program coupled mentorship, relevant skill training, and women empowerment in a balanced way for me. The program has been open and one which gets me over my inhibitions. The program helped me clear an interview with TCS, with the knowledge gained about Python libraries.” – Kirti Mandal, GEC Bharuch

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