Visionet Systems Plans To Skill And Employ 25,000 Youth By 2022
The free skill-building program will help with employment opportunities who are left facing an uncertain future due to the pandemic
Visionet Systems' project 'Unnati for India' was unveiled last year during the pandemic, when the job market was hit hard, especially for youths from lower-income backgrounds. With limited access to training, a gaping digital divide disrupted education and limited employment opportunities, many young people between the age of 18 and 24 were left facing an uncertain future.
Visionet Systems India's MD and Global Head of BFSI Business, Alok Bansal introduced a free initiative called 'Unnati for India', that was meant to plug the skilling gaps in college curricula to make the young future-ready in a world where Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cryptocurrencies, NLP's (Natural Language Processing) and more are defining multiple industries.
Last year, Visionet announced its plan to train around one lakh graduates over the next five years to make them employable in the information technology and BPM sectors and started a 45-day program for 500 young professionals. By April 2021, over 600 young people had been trained for free and 90 per cent of them were absorbed in the corporate stream.
The program is free. Most of the hirings have taken place across Mumbai and Bangalore.
The skilling program is open to undergraduates and graduates from any stream and the 45 to 60-day training will be a combination of classroom and online modules.
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