Published: 06th November 2019
Attention engineering graduates, this Re 1 course will take you one step closer to your dream IT job!
The 72-hour placement training online course by Faceprep aims to tackle dismal placement figures by making individuals job-ready by equipping them with the necessary skills
If you’re a BTech graduate or a student who is soon going to graduate, then you may well be trying your luck at cracking the interviews in the hope of landing yourself a suave IT job during the ‘placement season’. However, relying on luck alone will not yield results; only preparation will. But what if your college does not organise proper training sessions? The online placement prep course by Faceprep at just Re 1 might be your best bet in this case. Yes, you read that right - It is almost free!
Faceprep is the student interaction brand of Focus Academy for Career Enhancement (FACE), a 10-year-old organisation based in Bengaluru that was formed with the vision of eradicating underemployment and unemployment in the country, through skilling. “Over the past 10 years our efforts have been focused on helping engineering graduates get deserving jobs. We train these students by forming partnerships with colleges. During these 10 years, we have trained over 25 lakh students in 1500+ colleges across the country,” says Karthik Raja R, COO, Focus Academy, adding, “But we knew that there were many other colleges we weren’t able to reach because they lacked access and funds. In order to solve that issue, we decided to make our flagship training programme – which we usually make available through our online platform at a price of Rs 10-15K - affordable so that it can help engineering students get placed in IT jobs.”
Karthik believes that offering the course at Re 1 will enable many youngsters to kickstart their IT careers
The 72-hour course is intensive and covers placement-oriented topics such as quantitative aptitude, verbal ability, logical reasoning, C and data structures. It covers digital course prep as well as tests.
Karthik points out that the recent dip in placement numbers and the IT companies’ changing expectations were other important reasons for rolling out the course. “According to the AICTE’s India Skill Report, between 60-70% of the engineering graduates who have passed out in 2019 are still without jobs. While 97% of the engineering graduates aspire for an IT job, only 1.5% of them are able to write a clean and efficient code. 5 years ago, IT companies used to look for potential in candidates – today they are looking for highly-skilled starters as they do not want to invest in training individuals anymore,” he says.