Plaxonic launches new skilling centre ‘Aarambh’ on International Youth Day; Gives teeth to India’s youth skilling efforts
New Delhi : Taking a big hit by the ongoing pandemic, Indian skilling and education sectors are struggling to impart quality training to graduating youth resource in the country. In its bid to reimagine and transform youth skilling ecosystem in the new normal, the next generation, leading ITES company Plaxonic announced the launch of its first-of-its-kind new training centre ‘Aarambh’ on the occasion of International Youth Day.
‘Aarambh’ the training program has been launched as part of Plaxonic’s ‘larger commitment to support the country’s workforce to develop skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow’. The year-long training program would be free of cost. Students who have completed their senior secondary education and are 18+ can enrol themselves for the program. The initiative will help trainees to develop knowledge and understanding of the latest technologies and prepare them for the future. Candidates will also be working on live projects and would receive a certificate on course completion.
Talking about the initiative Shaan Rizvi, CEO, Plaxonic, said, “The new normal necessitates humanity to be embrace advance technologies and leverage them for better outcomes. The world is rapidly transforming and adapting to new age technologies, and reshaping the future of jobs transforming the way we function and work. Skilling, upskilling, and reskilling have emerged as the topmost priorities for the youth of the new normal. At Plaxonic, we’re investing in skilling youth with tools and technologies needed across the global. Acquiring these competencies will be critical to developing the workforce within the country and facilitating the growth of our people. Through our training initiative, we aim to equip employees with future skills that can be utilized to create compounded value and impact for themselves and the organization.”
Aarambh would include a 12-month-long training program on a host of subjects including programming machine learning, digital marketing, graphic design, 2D and 3D animation, content writing, communication skills and soft skills, and customer service training. The program will be divided in two phases, phase 1 and 2. Once trainees complete phase 1 of their program they would be eligible for paid internship with Plaxonic during their tenure which would include live projects to test their theoretical knowledge and application skills and build their confidence. Selected candidates will be on-boarded full time post training completion.
Talking about the program strategy, Mr. Aditya Sharma, CTO, said, “We are trying to maintain the ratio of 3:1 for new hires. Three trainees would be associated with 1 experienced employee to maintain the balance. Our focus is to train more people and provide more opportunities to the new hires. The training program will allow us to mould and nurture young talents with the latest technologies. Most people find it difficult to adapt to new technology or operate new tools. Our training program will skill them as per industry requirements.”
As per UNESCO, the pandemic had a cumulative impact on at least 92.50 crore learners worldwide between March 2020 and May 2021. While in India, over 32 crore school learners were affected by October 2020, with over 16.7 crore being secondary and higher education learners. Considering the situation, the initiative is aimed at adding teeth to India’s youth skilling efforts by creating a company-driven training ecosystem that can qualitatively enhance country’s school graduating talent in various domains through numerous programs, while simultaneously providing outstanding talent with employment opportunities.