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“High-quality industry inter-phase is very critical for any Education Institution today, Colleges need to revamp their organizational structure, systems and processes for effective interaction with industry” says an excerpt from Live Mint, a Wall Street Journal.
The skill gap that exists between industry and academia has been a moot point for years now. While the Indian education system prepares candidates with theoretical and practical knowledge, employers find most graduates struggling with on-ground understanding of the job they are engaged in.
The Cambridge Group of Institutions has taken a pre-emptive bid to ensure that the quality of education imparted to its students is of the highest level and that its students are industry-ready when appearing for interviews before potential employers.
The Talent Transformation Hub is an initiative undertaken by the Cambridge Institute of Technology to impart practical knowledge to its students so that they are not only ready for the industry but are equipped with enough technical knowledge to start as an entrepreneur too.
The Talent Transformation Hub has been set up to enhance the employability potential of students at the departmental level. The Hub is accessible to all the students – from freshers to final year students. Three separate tabs to indicate technical, industry engagement and non-technical skill development All aspects that contribute to the holistic development of a student are taken into account by the Hub.
The transformation activities include imparting industry-relevant technical knowledge, facilitating industry engagement and strengthening non-technical skills ranging from soft-skills to aptitude of a candidate.
How does this work?
On signing with the Talent Transformation Hub, a student is subject to diagnostic assessment for non-technical skills
• Out of the eight semesters, the first four semesters are dedicated to gaining 60 per cent of non-technical and 40 per cent of technical skills
• This is supplemented with Experiential learning through activities, clubs, events, lectures, student exchange programmes etc.
• The last four semesters focus on 40 per cent of non-technical skills and 60 per cent of technical skills
• For those interested in Immersive Entrepreneurship and Leadership courses, options are available for classes during semester breaks. This is by registration only!
• At the end of the eight semesters, students are provided opportunities at industry internships and projects. CIT also has an alumni engagement plan to help students with placements.