upGrad records over 20,000 Mentorship sessions to drive employability in India
Mumbai : Known for delivering best-in-class content pedagogy, upGrad – Asia’s higher edtech major is moving strongly with its career services and has recorded over 20,000 Mentorship sessions with its learners and alumni pool in India in just 1 quarter.
The offerings include a host of personalised solutions like Career Guidance, Selection of Career Path, Profile Building, Resume Writing, Domain Interview preparation, HR Interview preparation, and Job Search Strategy to help professionals make their best career move.
Commenting on the growth, Mayank Kumar, Co-founder & MD at upGrad said, “The pandemic induced economic slowdown has impacted the jobs of today severely, directly putting professionals under a lot of pressure. This is where we are committed to delivering best-in-class career services to help them excel at recruiter’s hiring drills and attain meaningful career outcomes. These numbers are just a reassurance of our efforts in the right direction, and we shall continue to support learners in their LifeLongLearning journey to become both skill-able and employable in India and beyond.”
Additionally, in a most recent move, the global edtech major has partnered with a US-based job search and career development platform for its diversified capabilities like 1,000 local mentors, 450 active global mentors, and over 60,000 job opportunities to help upGrad learners with better career prospects in the region.
There is an estimated gap of 6 million between demand and supply of digital talent across eight countries including the US, China, India, and parts of Europe, a recent report by McKinsey & Co. suggests. Therefore, upGrad is working dedicatedly to offer hyper-personalised content and career services, thus helping professionals across geographies to attain meaningful career outcomes.