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Education institutions should focus to make students employable: SAGE Foundation

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Shahani Academic & Global Empowerment Foundation (SAGE Foundation), a non-profit trust conducted a survey of its students in order to understand the current trends of the job market during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A total of 2,317 underprivileged students had been trained and placed by SAGE Foundation. They have been placed in the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) sector between April to December 2020 via its bootcamp model.

100 percent respondents of the survey said they were able to retain their jobs during the pandemic. Many are still working with the companies they were originally placed with, some got promoted and shifted to other companies. The talents got placed in companies such as Accenture, KPMG, HSBC, HDFC Bank, IIFL, ICICI Bank and SBI Capital Markets, among others

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Dr Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group, said, “In light of the increased demand for job-ready professionals with detailed industry knowledge, it is imperative that institutions alter their approach to make students employable and relevant, especially in view of the current economic scenario.”

“The program focuses on new-age skills in addition to industry knowledge, to develop leaders who possess the ability to think critically as well as grow through continuous learning to help their organisations achieve their long-term business goals,” he added.

SAGE Foundation’s data driven Edtech model helps students to learn English, improve skills that are job-related and get good placements within 35-40 days.

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