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Next Skills announces connectivity package for college students

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Next Skills is a solution platform, which brings together best in class products and services to solve key issues connected with students access to gadgets and services that are required to facilitate the learning process.

            Next Skills has recently announced the launch of DigiTALent, which is a comprehensive package designed for college students. This package bundles a branded laptop, smartphone, and internet connectivity customized for every student’s need.

            To make the most of the growing popularity of digital learning, DigiTALent incorporates licensed content from the leading digital skilling platform TalentSprint and a project package with mentor assistance from TOOOPLE. DigiTALent thus provides a “Vocational Education Re-Engineering Program” (VERP) designed for engineering students during their 4 years of graduation program.

            NT Chowdary, Chairman, Next Skills said, “Our objective is to enable access to best in class skills and learning for all graduates using the digital medium. We find that access to infrastructure and industry connect is limited among engineering graduates, specifically from small towns. Our DigiTALent product will be made available in easy monthly payment options so that every student is able to benefit from this. We estimate that over five lakh students will benefit from DigiTALent over the next five years. Our primary focus during Phase I will be on the students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.”

            One of the key challenges repeatedly faced by corporate recruiters is that the theoretical knowledge imparted by colleges is no longer enough for an intensely connected global economy. One who does professional projects will go a long way in their job readiness.

            With massive automation and Artificial Intelligence impacting the number of jobs on the one hand and, the lack of employable skills among graduates on the other, is making it difficult for companies to find the right talent.

            Krishna Sistla, founding director of TOOOPLE, said that, “Our virtually mentored comprehensive projects will enable students to get closer to their employability learning and prepare them for the real world of corporate employment.”

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