More than 93% of the respondents were looking at online boot camps as a preferred way to learn new technical skills to get a job offer. Over 61% of the total respondents were fresh college graduates, followed by candidates with up to 1 year of work experience (11.9%), those who are currently studying (20%), and others. Over 63% of fresh graduates intend to improve their employability through practical methods of learning while considering communication too as one of the important factors to shape their career.
Highlights of the survey:
64.3% of survey respondents said boot camps can be an effective way to acquire the practical skills required to launch their careers.
Over 76% of students agree that communication is critical during interviews along with technical knowledge.
When it comes to practical training through industry-level projects, more than 63% of students said boot camps were very useful.
Students enrolling in coding boot camps like FunctionUp have a strong intent to gain technical knowledge (61.6%), followed by practical experience working on industry-relevant projects (33%), networking opportunities (10%), and interview practice (10%).
75.5% to 82% of students, respectively, said that having adequate guidance and interview preparations (live-coding, mock interviews, and hackathons) are particularly essential in getting the desired job.
About 45.9% of the students who enrolled in the Bootcamp did not seek any suggestions prior to enrolling; the remaining 36.4% sought advice from friends and 16.3% from family; only 5% received counsel from the college faculty.
The study has shed light on why specific universities can produce qualified engineers more efficiently as compared to others. Almost eighty percent of respondents believe they need to go to boot camp’s or finishing schools to strengthen their candidature. This portrays the importance of imparting holistic training for effective communication and adhering to industry-standards in the technology sector. It is apparent that in order for India to have a strong workforce, more students need access to appropriate opportunities and guidance.