Apurv Modi, Managing Director, ATechnos Group and Co-founder, Almond Solutions

Apurv Modi is one of the successful young entrepreneurs and has developed path in Media, Broadcasting, Content that to in the mobility and techno mobile sector in India and International Market. As a young entrepreneur, Apurv is passionate about Innovation in Gaming, Creativity in game play and development in Mobile TV, IPTV, OTT, Smart TV that can help people to increase the era of Entertainment improve lives of people across worldwide Market. Apurv’s group current business interests in the Content and Mobility space exemplify this vision by creating affordable mobile internet products and services that enable the masses to access the latest technology.

 

The India Skills Report (ISR) released in February 2021, says that less than 50% of Indian graduates are employable. So, it won’t be unfair to say that unemployment is not necessarily a lack of jobs but also a lack of skilled individuals who can take up the available jobs.

In the parallel, companies across the world are paying less and less attention to college education and focusing on a candidate’s problem-solving skills, creativity and temperament.

The post-pandemic bounce-back of economy is heavily dependent on the human workforce and to that cause the Indian corporate ecosystem especially the tech companies have come forward to bring a change.

Why tech specifically? Because the lack of good talent is hurting the tech industry the most. The meteoric rise in the growth of tech start-ups, public & private focus on the technology sector, and the rapid transition of traditional organizations to technology driven products and processes has put tremendous pressure on hiring. Tech companies can’t afford to hire fresh graduates who need to be trained for another three-six months. The investments from global technology behemoths pouring into Reliance Jio, and Tata’s continuous acquisition of local tech-start-ups are hints enough for one to understand why the tech industry needs to be the one to take the charge of building the next-gen of workforce.

To that effect, tech industry has found a solution in the students. Eager to learn, eager to make a difference and not willing to wait for a placement season to define their destiny.

There are a few ways in which the tech industry is upskilling the students:

  • Partnering with universities to make hands-on participation in real-life projects a crucial part of the course curriculum, and a key milestone in earning that coveted degree
  • Setting up virtual classrooms to provide a result-oriented mentorship from industry practitioners and business leaders; helping students better understand their possible growth trajectories through reviews and assessments.
  • Making students a part of the development of long-term strategic programs that require understanding business challenges from a fresh perspective, and building innovative solutions.
  • Investing in students’ ideas and providing comprehensive support for them to develop it into a full-fledged business
  • With remote work becoming a norm, setting up mini-offices in campuses, so students are able to work & earn, while not worrying about compromising their studies

While the internships were always a part of graduate and post-grad programmes, these have evolved significantly in many ways. At the student level, the traditional internships were largely aimed at gaining a stamped certificate, or being able to enlist a reputable name on the LinkedIn profiles but now the students understand that industry training opportunities are as close to real-life hands-on learning that they can get during their course time. At the company level, the students are no more menial task-drivers good enough for getting coffee and, getting photocopies and arranging documents. The students bring in energy, enthusiasm, a bunch of ideas and a willingness to go to the extra mile which helps ease of the burden from existing employees.

The success of this partnership lie equally in the hands of an organization and a student. If this fails, the student suffers, and so does the company.

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