How to Make an Indian Engineer Job-ready

by | Apr 2, 2019

Engineering students

India produces 15 lakh engineering graduates every year but 20-30% of them do not find jobs. Others take up jobs that are well below their technical qualification or have nothing to do with their education or engineering qualifications. In other words, most of India’s engineering graduates are just not “employable” or lack the skills required in the industry today. When engineering graduates join an organisation, they undergo a 3 – 6 month orientation program that hones their skills and makes them job-ready. Now Wiley, a global leader in research and education, is attempting to solve this problem. It has launched a series of blended learning programs in India under the umbrella brand WileyNXT. In addition, WileyNXT will launch two programs for engineering graduates. These programs are aimed at students in tier 2 and tier 3 cities and will ensure better job opportunities and job readiness.

The programs were designed in consultation with the Wiley Innovation Advisory Council (WIAC), a group consisting of senior industry leaders and academia. Certifications through WileyNXT will provide students and professionals with better access to new-tech jobs as well as expertise in critical thinking and problem-solving which have been identified as major gaps for organizations.

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WileyNXT will launch two programs for engineering graduates. The first is a three-month Accelerator Program targeted at final year students preparing for campus placements. The second is a four-year Integrated Program that will run parallel to the college curriculum and augment the university degree. This Integrated Program will be taught through a contextual learning model that draws on the student’s own experiences and will supplement the conceptual learning provided by the college. During both programs, engineering graduates will go through rigorous training in in-demand and future technologies as well as enhanced problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills. The four-year program will be free in the first year with students who qualify able to enrol in subsequent years for a nominal fee.

The WileyNXT four-year program will be available in three different modules – Java full stack, Machine Learning and Data Engineer. Features of this course include the WileyNXT self-assessment credit system, live assessment, e-book library from Wiley’s range of bestsellers, respective simulators for each program and over 500 business problems for students to use.

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Brian Pereira
Brian Pereira
Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He founded Digital Creed in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 29 years of journalism experience (since 1994). Brian is the former Editor of CHIP India, InformationWeek India and CISO Mag. He has served India's leading newspaper groups: The Times of India and The Indian Express. Presently, he serves the Information Security Media Group, as Sr. Director, Editorial. You'll find his most current work on CIO Inc. During his career he wrote (and continues to write) 5000+ technology articles. He conducted more than 450 industry interviews. Brian writes on aviation, drones, cybersecurity, tech startups, cloud, data center, AI/ML/Gen AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. He recently achieved a Certificate in Cybersecurity (CC) from the international certification body ISC2. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]
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