We turn unemployable youths to tech professionals

DQW Bureau
10 Aug 2010

What is the value addition that 'sprints' offers to students?

TalentSprint's short experiential learning sprints were started to fulfill this
gap between the youth of today that struggle to find jobs because of the lack of
adequate training and large multinationals companies that are unable to recruit
well qualified entry level talent. The program is innovative in that it is
experientially focused and aims to transform unemployable youth to confident,
well rounded, competent technology professionals by providing them with
world-class technical and professional development training. Rather than being
an extension of their college education, this program acts as the first step of
their professional career.

Do you have a tie-up with any corporate houses to provide training for the
existing professionals?

We have tie-ups with several well-known banks and IT firms to deliver
programs on domain concepts, business communications, and high performance
leadership. These are aimed at experienced professionals with many years of
experience. In addition, we have begun conducting public experiential learning
workshops in a short format that are open to all IT professionals.

Apart from IT, which are the other segments that TalentSprint is focusing

Apart from IT, TalentSprint also focuses on providing training for BFSI
clients. Currently, we have a retail banking sprint where we are sourcing and
training MBA finance graduates for them to get absorbed as credit loan officers
at a private sector bank.

There are a large number of technology graduates in India. What according
to you are the barriers that hinder their growth?

There are a large number of private technical institutions that have cropped
up all over India. Most of these institutions suffer from lack of infrastructure
and adequate supply of well-trained faculty. They are

also out of touch with the requirements of the industry. The result of this is
that they are unable to find jobs due to lack of technical training and poor
communication skills.

Sudhakaran P/CMN

(Source: DQ)

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