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Bridge the Skill Gap with Early Stage Nurturing | BreezingMinds

Bridge the skill gap: Early stage nurturing.
November 18, 2019

Bridge the Skill Gap with Early Stage Nurturing

People who say that life was easy and worry-free earlier are absolutely right, and why not, after all, the population was not much of a problem in that era. Fast forward things to 2019, India stands at second position with 1.36 billion population after China, of which, 6.1 percent is still unemployed. Yes! it is a harsh truth but the reality of our country. 

As per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2018-19, which was conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, there are 993 universities, 39931 colleges in India imparting education to over 3.70 crore students. Another study shows that every year, more than 12.5 million college pass out enters the job market. But, how many of them get college placements? How many of them actually get job offers outside college before becoming a graduate? How many of them get relevant industry experience while studying? How many of them are left jobless and have to do pitty jobs to sustain their lives?

The brutal fact is, in India, there is a huge gap between the things being taught at the university level and the actual skills required to get a job. The fast-paced global corporates demand skilled manpower who just need a little polishing and are ready to be on board in a few days. But, the biggest problem is such human resources are very few in the country and hence most of them remain jobless. 

The question is, will this continue year by year or someone someday will take initiative to change the destiny of such candidates. Well, apart from the efforts made by the government, BreezingMinds


is doing a bit to change the current scenario, which is Early Stage Nurturing.

What is Early Stage Nurturing?

Every student is bestowed with some sort of skills and talent, and hence, it becomes important to nurture those skills before passing out from the college or else they are most likely to remain jobless after that. Early stage nurturing not just boosts the confidence of the students but also points out the direction where they can lead their future to.

Capsule Program at College Level

Early stage nurturing can be best imparted when the students are in the third or final year of the college. It is the time when they are under the maximum pressure of landing a job. There are numerous Capsule Programs available that students can opt for, such as Python, Front-end Web Development, Full-stack Developer, Blockchain, SQL, Java, C, C++, Big Data, Business Intelligence, among others. Also, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are going to become the next big thing in the IT world and hence will remain in great demand in the upcoming years throughout the globe. 

Working on Live Projects

A student’s mind is filled with hundreds of ideas. After learning a lot of stuff in all these years, they become ambitious to turn their idea into reality. But, one thing which they miss to realise is, if their idea is practically feasible or not? 

This is why Live Industrial Projects are one of the best things when you can commence working on your dreams. While completing studies should be the first goal, it can be the second step towards fulfilling your ambition. After getting training and working on live projects, things become easy for you to understand, adapt and adjust to the corporate culture.

Paid Internships

Paid internships can hugely bridge the skill gap during early stage nurturing. Amidst the daunting phase of such a high unemployment rate in the country, one thing that can make you stand out of the league among other equally qualified candidates is not just the skills but also the relevant experience you have. Undergraduates having on-job experience increases the chances of getting hired by employers due to a strong resume, it is why paid internships are an attractive opportunity for students. 

As an intern, you get a chance to gain real-world corporate experience. You can make mistakes, learn from them and earn stipends at the same time. Who knows, if everything goes fine, you may get a job in the same organisation.