Academicians, the industry or the government, everyone is stressing on the need for employability skills in young graduates or freshers who are just passed out. The oft-quoted NASSCOM-McKinsey report which says that approximately 75 per cent of fresh engineering graduates from India are not directly employable gave the entire idea of employability an identity of its own. If that is not enough, a recent survey conducted by FICCI and the World Bank revealed that 64 per cent of the surveyed employers were not satisfied with the quality of engineering graduates’ skills.
The Recruiter’s Perspective
If potential candidates appearing for any recruitment process have the necessary practical knowledge, it becomes easy for the recruiter to filter the merit of not-so-merit. Furthermore, the employment of candidates who are industry-ready will lead to a significant reduction in time, effort and money spent on training new recruits and more importantly reduces attrition.
Now the million dollar question is what constitutes employability skills? and why are they so essential for success in getting a job?
In general scenario the employability skills can be differentiated in to domain specific skills and general employability skills. For engineers, domain-specific skills might include real time experience in the desired field, IT skills quality assurance, testing, network administration etc, whereas general employability skills include basic communication with higher order influence, negotiation, knowledge about industries, career paths, work ethics, critical thinking and effective time management to ease the employment in the industry.
Understanding this scenario and trying to bridge the gap, came in Back to Basics, founded in 2005 with a team of technically sound professionals, a combo of IIM pass outs with thorough IT knowledge who bring their own unique style and strengths to B2B providing practical training to the students to make them ready for the corporate demand.
B2B – Finishing School
To increase the productivity of the fresher they provide training by a unique mode of mentoring called WESTTM — WORK ENVIRONMENT SIMULATION TECHNQUE, where the Candidates are trained in simulated real time work environment, which will cut down the induction time and save on the practical training cost, time and effort.
B2B’s IT courses and related modules are designed and delivered in the context of industry needs ranging from basic to complex levels. The partnership with various companies creates dynamic teams for each project engagement, ensuring the best possible combination of practical skills and competency assessment to meet the student’s – client’s needs delivering high quality candidates for placement.
They also offer other educational services like Consulting, recruitment and staffing, Support On-going Career Counseling, CV & Interview preparation, Placement Consulting, Campus interview facilitation and Short-term projects on contracts from three months to one year with contractual terms, technical skills like .NET, Java/J2EE,Mainframes, PHP, MySQL, Aptitude, Communication & Interpersonal skills
B2B’s Practical training approach continues to prove that the right training, delivered in the right way, at the right time by its unique
Syllabus coverage as per Industry standards
Practical training with live demos and case studies
Module specific comprehensive coverage of interview questions
Assistance provided from industry professional and experts
Real-time solutions management
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