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Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya
1-D Vijaya Bhavan, Prabhat Colony, Road No. 7, Santacruz (East) Mumbai Country: India Zip: 400055
There are over 180 million unskilled students in India, the majority of which live in rural areas with dim prospects for acquiring formal sector entry-level employment.Due to the huge gaps in educational quality, India faces critical shortages in skilled labor availability, despite having nearly 2 million new job seekers per month.
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For a fee of INR 5,000 (USD 90), students enter Edubridge’s a customized job training and placement program catering to students with high-school diplomas or dropouts from urban or peri-urban training centers. Edubridge guarantees job placement for all of its customers; if no job placement is found, Edubridge will refund the entire entry fee. Challenges: Several NGOs in partnership with state and central governments run similar training programmes, some even free of cost. Even if the quality of such programmes is not high, the fact that they barely charge anything makes them more attractive. To compete with them, Edubridge had to offer its training courses at subsidised rates and partner with corporates to make the difference. Another challenge is in finding the right people, especially at the district level. Increasing the management bandwidth has also been difficult since it cannot pay on par with market rates.
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