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CareerLabs-SkillAssure to place 10,000 graduate engineers across leading Tech companies

Bangalore : CareerLabs (CL), a leading EdTech company, and SkillAssure (SA), a division of Pratian Learning & Consulting, will facilitate over 10,000 engineering graduates and students with the opportunity to land a high-paying tech job at Fortune 500 companies, global IT juggernauts, and fast-growing startups. The partnership programme, over the next 3 months, will fulfil the exigent hiring requirements of 1,200+ positions at Zensar, Eurofins, Valgenesis, Bristlecone, InfoVision, Tech Mahindra, 1Pharmacy, Ernst and Young, ATMECS, Tata ELXSI, Virtusa among other renowned industry players. CL and SA’s partnership programme will provide students with industry-relevant technical training and prepare them for their foray into the IT-sphere. Candidates can choose from over 36 job roles in the IT industry, ranging from High-Code Engineering to No-Code Engineering.

The programme developed by CareerLabs in collaboration with SkillAssure will be available to those candidates who clear a preliminary screening based on industry-recommended parameters. These selected candidates start with an LOI or a conditional offer letter from selected organisations before the training. Candidates will undergo 160 to 300 hours of skill-based training before appearing for final interviews, following which they can be immediately deployed into various projects with minimal hand-holding. This enables employers to save a significant amount of time and money. The average salary of a trainee hired through this programme will be INR 4-4.5 LPA, but top students will have access to jobs in the higher range of INR 6-9 LPA.

Over the last decade, SkillAssure has successfully placed over 50,000 engineers across its globally recognised partner organisations through its upskilling programmes. CareerLabs, another frontrunner in the upskilling niche, has built a talent pool of 1.5 lakh engineering students and has been empowering them with relevant job opportunities in renowned IT companies. With CareerLabs’ and SkillAssure’s track record of transforming thousands of recently graduated engineers into project-ready professionals, this pilot collaboration promises to open up a multitude of avenues for learning and upskilling in the students’ pursuit for professional success. 

“CL and SA’s collaborative endeavour aims to equip young engineers with in-demand digital skills and provide them with access to top employers within the Indian IT landscape. This partnership will offer training as well as on-campus and off-campus placement opportunities for engineers, subsequent to equipping candidates with in-demand technical skills,” says SkillAssure spokesperson, Subramanian S, CEO, Pratian.

“We are excited to collaborate with SkillAssure in identifying and moulding top talent for our industry partners. At the heart of this CL-SA synergetic ecosystem is the Talent Acceleration Model that identifies where the student’s talents and interests lie. It then recommends the skill sets that should be cultivated to maximise their chances of landing their dream job at leading tech companies, and provides training for achieving the same. One of the greatest challenges in creating an industry-ready workforce is mapping the right talent to the right job role, and this collaboration aims to tackle this challenge head-on,” says P.N. Santosh, CEO and Founder of CareerLabs.

Trainees, via an exclusive Digital Platform, can access resources on Structured Learning, Collaborative Learning, Mock Interviews, Presentation Sessions, Assessments, ‘Mentor Connect’, Virtual Instructor Sessions,  DevOps Engineering, Live Projects, as well as sessions conducted by industry experts. Behavioural and professional competencies including communication skills, interpersonal skills, etc., are critical to the growth of a student into a professional, and will also be nurtured within the CL-SA ecosystem.

One of the key highlights of the programme is that outstanding interview-ready performers will be given an opportunity to land client interviews within just 4 weeks of skilling. Once they receive an offer from a company, the selected candidates will continue their training on Advanced Project Competencies in order to achieve the milestone of Deployment Readiness, which is a crucial need in the IT industry today. Trainees will also be entitled to an agreed-upon stipend or salary amount during the second phase of their training with the CL-SA programme.