Hyderabad based IT education company SQL Star, launched an e-learning portal which aims to promote systematic changes in the current teaching-learning paradigms in Indian education. The portal, thelearningport.com, is a comprehensive learning solution aimed at reducing the gap between student readiness and employer expectations of an industry-ready workforce, the Hyderabad-based company said.
Speaking to media persons here, SQL Star Chairman and Managing Director N R Ganti said the programme has been modelled to deliver a blended model of offline and online education. Being online in a world without borders would facilitate collaboration among peers and between students and industry, he said, adding the series of courses offered are a combination of domain knowledge and soft skills training.
The shortage of skilled manpower in the IT industry is a critical barrier to the growth of Indian economy. The only way to overcome it is by facilitating societal transformation by equipping the workforce with 21st century employability skills so that it is ready to compete in the global economy, he said.