Edubridge India sets up in-house digital arm E-ON, aims to train 15 million youth
New Delhi: EduBridge India, skill development and vocational training organization is marking its entry into the Educational Technology space through E-ON, the in-house digital arm. It will provide learners a high-quality education from the comfort of their homes, anytime, anywhere, and with any device. Launched on 5th September on the occasion of International Teachers Day, it aims to train an additional 15 million youth from different corners of the country in the coming years.
India has more than 15 million youth, who are looking to enter the workforce each year but are not employable (Labour Ministry, GOI). In 2020, COVID-19 has only aggravated the situation. With the global paradigm shift towards Virtual Learning, there is a clear need for players in the market who not only train the workforce of the country online but also help them get their dream jobs. E-ON will help in accelerating this by reaching out to every corner of India through their high-end skill and career development programs.
The online education market in India was valued at INR 39 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach INR 360.3 billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of ~43.85% during the 2019-2024 period. Also, the government has proposed providing about Rs 99,300 crore for the education sector in 2020-21 and Rs 3,000 crore for skill development in this year’s annual budget announcement. We expect to be able to capture a significant part of the Online Education and Skilling market and impact over a million youth over the next 2 years through 250+ courses delivered by 5000+ trainers online.
“Post COVID, education has become more blended, with a combination of technology-driven and traditional methods of teaching. The curriculum includes both domain-specific skills and soft skills and hence, encourages holistic or 360-degree learning for the participants. The industry-recognized certificates and dedicated placement assistance will help students achieve their professional goals. Leveraging on the digital acceleration in the COVID times, in our 10th year of transforming livelihoods, we have decided to move on to the next big milestone in our journey – launching www.edubridgeindia.com as a placement focused Online Learning Portal. This will help us in creating a much bigger impact in skill development of young Indians, something we are greatly excited about” – says Mr. Girish Singhania, CEO, EduBridge.
Align with the demand, E-ON learning experience is designed to be holistic in nature and offers support that students need across the entire Career Development continuum from counseling, to training and placements. It offers job-relevant courses in trending sectors such as BPO, Retail, Advanced IT, Banking, and Finance. Some of the courses are subsidized since they are funded by corporate partners through their CSR budgets. The courses are primarily meant for youth in the 18 – 30 age group. The curriculum is 100% market aligned – created by subject matter experts and vetted by leading organizations in the various sectors and prepares to empower the youth to positively impact India’s future by helping them with better opportunities.