The end of the financial year marked another exciting period of growth and development for Medha and our students. In the last 12 months, 1,610 inspiring young people completed our employability education program across 21 public-sector institutions – that’s over 3,000 hours of training and counseling! They learned how to write a resume, present in front of a group, use MS office, manage their time and working in a team, and so many countless other 21st century skills that will help them excel not only in their first job, but in their long-term professional journeys. We are proud to report that over 80% of students feel more prepared to enter the job market after our program.
Speaking of the job market, we placed 463 students and alumni into internships and full-time jobs this year, a 141% increase from last year. They started their careers in a variety of industries – Automotive (17%), Consumer Goods (15%), Financial Services (11%), IT (10%), Education (10%), and others – with an average starting salary of Rs. 9,858/month ($154).
As we look forward to 2017 – 2018, we have even more ambitious goals for the growth of the organization and impact we want to have on each student. We are starting operations in three new locations and at least one new state, and hope to provide career services to at least 2,000 students and place 1,000 into internships and full-time jobs.