As the global pandemic has taken over the world since 2020, schools, colleges and universities across the country have adopted the online route using technology. This shift in the education sector from offline to online is clearly here to stay for a long time. Students across the country have now adjusted and made themselves comfortable with these new learning methods, happily looking forward. The pandemic followed by a lockdown has only added to the list worries especially among students and potential job seekers who were hoping to land a job in their dream companies. With decreasing employment rates and lack of skills many graduates are unemployed. In this critical situation, many startups are standing tall and helping students and jobseekers with an array of services virtually. From virtual bootcamps to mentorship sessions, startups are working remotely so that they can improve their job prospects in the post-COVID-19 world. Helping students develop employable skills and training them for a professional career ahead these start-ups are shaping professional training and profile building in India. Here are 5 edtech startups that are helping people in building their profile for their dream job:
CareerLabs: Established in the year 2019, CareerLabs is India’s first profile builder platform to help college students and working professionals discover their career paths and prepare for a life beyond college at scale and at an affordable price. It is a technology enabled platform with a career track recommendation engine-career wizard. Embedded technology offers a wide variety of courses for graduates and young professionals like assured placement programs and more to help them develop employable skills in order to bridge the gap in the demand and supply of the employment sector. With a team of 100, the start-up has 1Lakh+ students with 30000+ active users and over 3000 paid subscribers. The Bangalore based startup also offers scholarships for different courses making opportunities available to all.
Virohan: Virohan, a Gurgaon based startup provides vocational training for paramedics such as OT technicians, lab technicians and x-ray technicians. The company is replicating the ‘Uber-model’ but instead of Taxis, it’s focusing on Vocational Education for Paramedics, a critical need for India. It is estimated that the demand for paramedics stands at 6.5 M, whereas the available skilled workforce is only 0.45 M and Virohan is on a mission to bridge this gap and strengthen the Indian Paramedics force manifold. Providing skill enhancement training for healthcare practitioners, Virohan has trained over 7,000 students in over 20 plus cities and has a tremendous placement rate of >91%. The startup also witnessed an increase from 20% to 48% in the proportion of Female enrollments. It has even built a Job Aggregation solution for demand aggregation and job prediction by geography and trade. Finally, it partners with industry players like GE Healthcare and Siemens Healthineers to ensure that their content is relevant and demanded by the industry.
ITSC Pvt. Ltd.: ITSC startup is a Bhopal based startup school it is about skilling the youth to achieve their goals through proper & smooth process. ITSC startup school of training offers education in two modes are academic & Skilling. Academic means concept building of students and second one is Skilling means gap removal (gap between workplace skill requirement and academic). So that student will become more confident & professional, and basically our motive is to Skilling and supporting the youth to explore the global market for business as well as Employment. They also provide Regular Trainings/Industrial Training/Internship Training/Project Training/Skill Development Classes also for career development.
Unacademy: ‘Unacademy’ is an Indian educational technology company, based in Bangalore. Originally created as a YouTube channel in 2010 by Gaurav Munjal, the company was founded in 2015 by Munjal, Roman Saini, and Hemesh Singh. The company has a network of over 18,000 educators, and offers preparation material for several professional and educational entrance exams. Unacademy, an edu-tech platform has a goal of providing all the education in the world for free and it has ventured into numerous fields like Banking, CA, CAPF, UPSC, CLAT, CAT, JEE, Pre-Medical and more. The video tutorials are available in various languages and the students can follow tutors and get courses from them directly on their homepage.
Internshala: Internshala is an internship and online training platform, based in Gurgaon, founded by Sarvesh Agrawal, an IIT Madras alumnus, in 2010, the website helps students find internships with organisations in India. A platform with a mission to create a world full of opportunities for students.Students from all over India, across different education streams, can search and apply for various internships of their choice and organizations, Startups, Corporates, SMEs, NGOs, Education Institutes, to name a few, can post their intern requirements to reach out to and hire university students all over India. Internshala student partner program is a 70-day work from home transformational program aimed at building the leaders of tomorrow. College students from any degree, stream, and year of study can apply for this program.