Nearly 400 engineering students from the city will now receive special training to help them learn the techniques needed to get a good job in the corporate sector and in other establishments in the upcoming summer. Student who will appear for the final year examinations in the next academic year will be entitled for the training titled 'Employability Skill Enhancement Programme'.
A survey conducted by NASSCOM and the Central Human Resources Development Department has found that about 80 per cent of degree holders lack the skills needed to find good jobs. Most of them cannot even write bio datas, and don't know how to present themselves during interviews.
"We have planned a special training programme this summer to develop students' employability skills," said professor Nitin Bhasme, the chief of training and placement department. The training will be provided as a part of 'Techquip' a special programme under guidance of the Directorate of Technical Education in which experts from Hyderabad-based Globarena Company will train students. Students will be able to appear for online tests to develop employability skill and will also be made aware of the needs of the corporate sector. The 10-day training programme will start from April 26. Training will include Preparing bio datas, practice interviews, group discussions, public speaking, and personality development. The programme aims at increasing presentation skills of students and improve leadership qualities and create self-confidence.