India 4th November 2023: According to a report published by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India is projected to encounter a signiﬁcant shortage of skilled workers in various sectors. Estimates suggest this deﬁcit could range between 103 million to 109 million skilled professionals.
The IT industry in India is grappling with a substantial skill gap, resulting in an estimated scarcity of over 1 million proﬁcient IT professionals. This skill gap can have several serious consequences, like a potential hindrance to the overall growth and competitiveness of the IT industry in India. Measures such as upskilling programs, educational reforms, and industry-academic collaborations are necessary.
In a transformative stride towards revolutionizing skill development in India, OdinSchool, a leading upskilling platform, has formed a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Through this partnership, learners who complete OdinSchool’s data science and web developer courses will receive a co-branded certiﬁcate of completion endorsed by NSDC, showcasing their proﬁciency and mastery.
NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation), a public-private partnership organization in India was established to promote and facilitate skill development in the country. NSDC fosters skills training and vocational education across various industries and sectors. An NSDC certiﬁcate can be valuable for individuals seeking employment in industries where speciﬁc skills and competencies are highly valued. Employers may view NSDC certiﬁcation as an assurance that the candidate has received quality training and possesses the required skills for the job.
A Shared Vision for Empowering Careers OdinSchool is now aﬃliated with NSDC, and this alliance will aim to standardize tech upskilling in developing high-growth industries. This will be one of the best ways to develop a sizable pool of competent professionals.
OdinSchool graduates will now be certiﬁed by a national government body and can directly download their certiﬁcate from the NSDC portal. An NSDC certiﬁcate demonstrates a person’s skills and knowledge in a speciﬁc area, giving them more credibility and job value. Additionally, this relationship will advance “women empowerment.” OdinSchool also recognises the immense potential that women bring to the table in helping businesses grow and ﬂourish. Several women who had taken a break from their career for various reasons have been trained and placed in the top companies, thereby helping them relaunch their career in the new-age tech domain. This also helps address the gender gap in the industry along with the skill gap.
Recognizing that industry-relevant skills are paramount in today’s competitive job market, this potential partnership seeks to marry OdinSchool’s innovative upskilling approach with NSDC’s authority and proven track record in skill development.
Vijay Pasupulati – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OdinSchool, said, “OdinSchool was launched with the express purpose of developing a substantial skilled workforce. We are happy to collaborate with NSDC, one of India’s ﬁnest public-private partnerships. Thanks to this relationship, OdinSchool will now have a bigger role to play in closing India’s expanding talent gap, especially in the new ﬁelds within the larger IT sector.”
Transforming Careers, Changing Lives One of the most remarkable aspects of OdinSchool’s impact is its ability to upgrade jobs, especially for individuals from non-technical backgrounds. Through tailored programs and personalized guidance, OdinSchool has witnessed numerous success stories of individuals transitioning from diﬀerent domains to the tech sector.
Whether one is an interior designer or a simple tutor, OdinSchool’s strategy has been crucial in enabling individuals to gain the competence and self-assurance needed to succeed in their new tech positions. Here are some of the best success stories:
The relaunch story of a B.Tech dropout, Supraja, who also had a 10-year career gap – She felt lost in life with the tags of “Engineering Dropout”, “Career Gap”, and “Non-IT ” but made a successful career comeback as a ‘Business Intelligence Associate’ at Celebal Technologies.
After struggling to clear Govt exams for many years, Aman Verma had to resort to a tutoring job due to ﬁnancial burdens. But then OdinSchool’s Data Science training and career services helped him become a successful data engineer at Cloud4C Services.
Nidhi Kulkarni had a master’s degree in nutrition but aspired for a career in IT. She upskilled herself in data science and now works as a software engineer at Proliﬁcs.
Nipun Gupta had a very successful career as a college professor. But as time went on, he understood that upskilling is necessary to stay on the cutting edge of industry innovations and remain a competitive applicant in the job market. He now works for Ab-InBev as a successful data scientist.
Angelina Daisy relaunched her career as an Associate Software Engineer at Motivity Labs after a 14-year break. She stated, “Launching my career with a 14-year career gap was not easy; being a mother, I had diﬀerent priorities. But the Data Science Bootcamp at OdinSchool is well-structured and has several elements like Career Services that have helped many women like me get their careers up and running again”.
OdinSchool closely interacts with the industry so they can prepare the talent easily deployable to projects and close the skill gap. The entire program, from curriculum design to pedagogy and outcomes, is aligned to addressing the needs of the current industry. OdinSchool also said their students are taught by industry veterans from companies like Walmart, BOSH, Infosys, IBM, FedEx, JP Morgan, etc.
Charting the Course Forward
As OdinSchool and NSDC embark on this transformative journey, there is no doubt that they will leave an indelible mark on India’s tech landscape, paving the way for a brighter, more dynamic future for all those who seek to excel in the world of technology.
Who can join OdinSchool’s upskilling courses?
Anyone (graduates, working professionals) can join OdinSchool’s upskilling courses. This includes people from IT and non-IT educational backgrounds. OdinSchool also accepts students with long career gaps.
How can I enrol in OdinSchool?
Go to https://www.odinschool.com/ and submit your details. The counselling team will then interact with you to conﬁrm your eligibility, after which you can start your upskilling journey.