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JobTechInstitute Masai Raises Series B; Plans to Launch Upskilling Courses 

Catering to the rising tech upskilling needs, JobTechInstitute has raised $10 million more dollars. Speaking of their mission, Prateek Shukla added in an interview with Financial Express saying “Our mission remains to build the country’s largest employable tech workforce. The last 3 years have been proof of our competency in bridging the tech skill gap for over 800 tech companies who have hired more than 2000 alumni.” Read more. Source: Financial Express

An Upskilling Programme for Pharmacists  

As the Tech, Data, Marketing and other industries progress to the future by adapting to newer methodologies, tech-innovations and applications, there’s one more industry ready to upskill. The pharmaceutical industry has now rolled up its sleeves launching an upskilling program for professionals in the field and the ones aspiring to. The programme has already had 10,000 professionals benefit from the program. Read more. Source: The Hindu

We do not see ourselves as a startup: Upgrad’s Screwvala

Upgrad, the upskilling edtech unicorn, is keen to shed the image of a ‘startup’, preferring to be seen as an established business in the education segment, co-founder Ronnie Screwvala said in an interview. Read more… Source: Livemint

Upskilling Leaders is Essential in the New World of Work

With a number of people working from home or hybrid, it is important for leaders to brush up their leadership skills to be able to manage their subordinates without any hindrance. Furthermore, inclusivity is a big part of workplaces now and so, good leaders develop soft skills such as empathy, humility etc. Read about it here.   Source: Forbes 

Barclays and McKinsey Are Looking For Techies in India

If working internationally has been a dream of yours, here’s an update. International giants like the Barclays and Mckinsey are hiring techies in India. You can check out the positions here. Also, remember to upskill yourself to get a better chance at getting hired. To look at your upskilling option, check out Exalt.club’s blog section.   Source: Techgig 

IT Giants Resume WFO to Fight Moonlighting

Tech giants are acknowledging employees to work from the officer instance, giants like TCS and Wipro follow a WFO regime to encourage their employees to focus on the company’s work. While an open debate about WFO or WFH is on, read here to understand what you can expect from the future.   Source: Techgig 

Tech Mahindra supports moonlighting: CEO Gurnani

Gurnani, CEO of Tech Mahindra speaks up about moonlighting. Expressing that if the employee wishes to take up work outside of work, they are just adding up to their resume. However, the company is working in progress to put together brand guidelines to work externally. Further, she adds that if the employee wishes to take up extra work, they must first get it approved and also, follow the set guidelines. Read more about it.   Source: Techgig 

India’s Manufacturing Sector Shows Robust Hiring Outlook of 57% For Q3

According to the Employment Outlook Report, hiring across the manufacturing sectors has witnessed a rise from 61% to 65%. Furthermore, it’s further expected to grow. If you are interested in manufacturing, this is the best time to look at a career switch to manufacturing. Read more about it here.   Source: Economic Times 

Birla soft partners with Coursera to upskill employees

Stating that development is a ‘critical step’ taken in the direction of building a talented team by upskilling and reskilling. Saying so, the company has collaborated with Coursera to provide their 12500 employees a chance to upskill. Coursera’s 9000 courses in various trendy domains including IoT, AI and others makes it a productive way to look at the future. Read more about ithere Date: October 27, 2022 Source: The Economic Times

Formal job creation dips in August after four bright months

Formal job creation in India slowed in August after remaining buoyant for the previous four months. According to provisional payroll statistics from the National Statistical Office (NSO), compared to 1.82 million in July, net new EPFO subscriber addition decreased by 7.1% to 1.69 million in August. In comparison to 1.58 million in July, the ESIC reported an 8% decrease in net subscriber addition at 1.46 million. Read more Date: October 26, 2022 Source: The Economic Times

Skilling scheme’s new avatar set to focus on women

According to a senior government official who spoke to ET, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 4.0 has been submitted to the Union cabinet for approval. In addition to specialised training programmes for women in non-traditional sectors and reskilling and upskilling initiatives for women who lost their employment due to Covid-19 and tribals, the government is poised to launch a new iteration of its signature skilling programme next month. The pandemic has altered the structure of the business across sectors, therefore PMKVY 4.0 will be an upgraded version of the prior programmes. Read more Date: October 26, 2022 Source: The Economic Times

India Inc sharpens focus on upskilling employees

A recent study conducted among 750+ HR professionals by mint talked about the recent trends in hiring. Hiring professionals stated that skill-based hiring is in trend thus, there is a wave of upskilling among employees. Rather than focusing on an individual’s credentials, companies are now relying on one’s skills for the job. So, despite a lengthy resume, your skills are going to be assessed rather than your experience. Read more. Date: 9th October, 2022 Source: Mint

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