BridgeLabz Solutions LLP recently organised an induction drive in Jammu & Kashmir. Aimed at inducting engineers for their ongoing Fellowship Program, the drive was held at Government Degree College, Udhampur, Jammu. It was conducted in the form of a 3 to 8 hour. hackathon, where the talent was required to engage in hands-on problem-solving in order to qualify.
The event was attended by over 100 engineering students, out of which the top 6 were selected and will be joining BridgeLabz’s Fellowship Program in the coming months. They will undergo training as part of the 16-week program, following which they will be mapped to the top Indian product companies with 100% job guarantee.
BridgeLabz’s Fellowship Program aims to cater to the growing skill gap amongst engineering graduates in India. Over 1.5 million fresh engineers graduate every year in the country, out of which only 4% are directly employable in the emerging tech. category. This translates into an employable workforce of around 60K, whereas the demand lies in the 200K-400K range, and will continue to grow as emerging technologies further penetrate the professional landscape.
The Fellowship Program works towards bridging this gap with a mutually beneficial end-goal; that of giving engineers the security of a job and providing companies with custom-trained engineers according to their specific needs and functions. The program takes in top engineering talent from premier institutes across the country. It is paid for by the partner companies and serves as a comprehensive boot-camp for those who are aspiring towards a career in the emerging tech. space. Through extensive training and experiential learning in coding and the various aspects of emerging technologies, engineering graduates are equipped with a robust set of industry-specific skills.
Commenting on the Fellowship induction drive in J&K, Narayan Mahadevan, Founder, BridgeLabz said, “This induction drive is a small attempt to help India’s engineering talent achieve their full potential. BridgeLabz’s longstanding goal has been to support the ecosystem with the right talent for the dynamic tech needs of today. With our Fellowship Program, we aim to help this talent develop and utilise their skills and ideas in emerging technologies, thus creating a pool of professionals with ready-made skill sets to match the demand.”
He further added, “Only when the talent is able to secure gainful employment will the problem of employability be solved. In this direction, I believe that the talent in J&K should be brought into the mainstream, and our Program can play a part in making this possible. We have received a great response from the students and institutes in the area, and look forward to conducting more drives of this nature in J&K over the course of the year.”
BridgeLabz’s partner network comprises over 100 of India’s top enterprises, including the likes of Yatra, Urban Ladder and Capgemini. Through its Fellowship Program, it has successfully trained and placed close to 400 engineers across the country so far, by giving them the right exposure and practical experience for industry-oriented product development. The J&K induction drive was the first of many that BridgeLabz plans to conduct across colleges in the region. The company aims to add 400 partner companies and employ 3000 engineers by the end of FY19-20.