Medha to work with 60,000 polytechnic students
Medha recently signed an agreement with the Joint Entrance Examination Council, Uttar Pradesh to set up a State Training and Placement Cell. The vision of the project is to ensure quality skills training to more than 60,000 students enrolled in Govt Polytechnics across the state while strengthening the placement cells of these institutes and managing their overall placement ecosystem.
“The State Training and Placement Cell (STPC) will equip the placement officers from all the government polytechnics to dramatically improve the quality and number of jobs taken up by their students,” said Secretary, JEECUP, S.K Vaish.
An innovative solution which is both student-centric and tech-based has been designed to tackle the issue of increasing unemployment in the state as a part of this agreement between Medha and JEECUP.
The project will focus on imparting intensive training to the Polytechnic students to increase their career awareness and prepare them for the job market. Along with it, an MIS will be set up for maintaining placement data, real-time matching of jobs with applicants based on their skills and uniform dissemination of career information.
The state-wide project will be managed through one centralized placement cell based in Lucknow, and 10 regional placement cells placed in key districts of the state, including Agra, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Moradabad, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Jhansi, Kanpur, and Bareilly.
Medha’s Co-founder, Byomkesh Mishra, said, “The scope of STPC will go beyond just providing employment opportunities, it will also serve as a platform for providing basic employability skills, including communication, career awareness, CV writing, and interview preparation, to the students via experiential workshops to be conducted across all polytechnic campuses.”