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NIIT launches ‘Future Ready Talent’– an initiative to skill the youth for the jobs of the future

Chennai: NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, announced ‘Future Ready Talent’ an initiative to encourage youth to enhance their knowledge through future ready programs, together with their regular academic curriculum.

As part of the initiative, Sorav Jain, an acclaimed Social Media Marketer and CEO of echoVme recently addressed the youth at NIIT centre in Nungambakkam, Chennai on

‘The secret ingredients for a career in IT domain’. Speaking about future ready skills, he said, “It was a pleasure to share my first-hand experience of digital marketing with all the young minds at NIIT. When students just stick to campus placements, they close doors to multiple things they can get into. Through this initiative, NIIT is helping students by providing a larger understanding of careers they can choose from.”

He also shared his experience and journey of becoming a social media marketer and CEO of echoVme to inspire and motivate the students. He has over 7 years of Social Media experience and has worked with several brands on a national and international level.

In addition to this, NIIT also conducted seminar in NIIT Chennai Annanagar center. Virupakshan Krishnamoorthi, serial entrepreneur and a renowned personality in Telecom and Datacom domain, talked about ‘New age IT tools and their application in multiple industries’ at NIIT centre in Chennai Annanagar.

NIIT will conduct seminars nationally across 26 centres in India, in the month of July, wherein successful leaders from diverse fields will share their experiences with the youth, building awareness about the importance of new-age future ready careers.

Kshitij Jain, Vice President, Career Education Business, NIIT Ltd., said, “There are multiple career options available in today’s digital economy, but the aspiring professional is  often confused due to non-availability of proper information and right guidance. Through this initiative, we aim to build awareness about new career possibilities and provide them with an opportunity to develop and grow in the field of their choice through our new-age career programs.”

According to the Future of Jobs Report (World Economic Forum), jobs in digital technology will grow from 17 % in 2018 to 33 % in 2022. Estimates have indicated that 75 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines, while 133 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to this model. This demonstrates a huge requirement of skilled employees for futuristic industry 4.0 job roles.

Towards this, NIIT offers new age programs in Digital Marketing and Branding, Data Analytics and Predictive Modelling, Full Stack Product Engineering, Banking and Finance and Accounting & Business Analytics.

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