The requirement for skilled professionals is the need of the hour in India’s job market. According to a report by McKinsey & Company, around 375 million people will have to change their field of work this decade to meet the expectations of employers. Aiming to make jobs more accessible and help users find the right opportunities in India, apna, a professional networking platform – has announced plans to upskill 1 million job seekers by 2024 through apnaAscend.
Recognizing the urgent need for skilled professionals across various industries, apna has launched a new initiative, apnaAscend, which aims to equip career aspirants with the necessary skills to secure their dream jobs within 4-6 weeks This groundbreaking program will help bridge the skill gap in the job market by providing top-notch upskilling, reskilling, and training to aspiring professionals and connecting them with top companies for relevant opportunities.
In just a few months, around 5,000 students with an equal split Between T1 and T2/T3 cities have enrolled in the program and upskilled themselves, with most aged between 20 and 25 years. Among these, 90% of students have secured job offers from organizations such as Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tech Mahindra, HCL, Bharti Airtel, Bharti AXA, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, HP, PolicyBazaar, Shaadi.com and more.
The guidance is crucial, not just for job seekers, but also for employers who can have their current employees pick up the right skills to move laterally into open positions. In response to these challenges, apnaAscend is specifically designed to offer dedicated, individual attention from designated coaches, a valuable alumni network, one-on-one improvement sessions, and live insights from industry experts hailing from top organizations.
With the aim of alleviating persistent unemployment and penetrating deeper into Bharat, apnaAscend will launch more courses for job roles such as sales, relationship management, and analytic & data support services across BPO, hospitality, and retail sectors.
These courses will help widen the scope of upskilling students for various job opportunities, especially in emerging technologies. Considering its expanding footprint and bouquet of courses, apna is poised to emerge as the go-to platform for placement problems for both job seekers and the Indian industry at large.