Kochi: In a trendsetting initiative in the country, Startup Village has launched a ‘Startup Academy’ to promote entrepreneurial culture among students and make them industry-ready.
The academy, set up in association with Federal Bank, offers courses in four verticals – Entrepreneurship, Employability Skills and Life Hacks, Technical Workshops and Leadership. Each of these verticals is tailored to suit the varying interest of the students.
Inaugurating the academy, Raju Hormis, Head – CSR, Federal Bank said, “We are happy to associate with the Startup Village. It is good that youngsters are taking advantage of the platforms like Startup Village to chase their dreams.”
Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village said, “Successful startups and successful professionals follow the same strategies in their life. The startup academy is a path breaking initiative to teach young students these strategies which they can either apply for creating a technology startup or use in their professional life to achieve greater success.”
The Academy has a three-pronged strategy to equip the students with necessary tools to face intense competition in job market. It will first give them exposure to the latest technology and opportunities. Secondly, it will impart specialised training to tune them to industry demands. Thirdly, the academy will serve as a platform for these students to build business collaboration.
The Federal Bank has partnered with the Academy to help Startup Village train 1,000 engineering students in mobile app development. The programme is open for students from all colleges across the country.
While the entrepreneurship course is designed to inspire the youth to consider entrepreneurship as a way of life, the employability skills and life hacks course will help students build skills to make them job-ready and learn simple life hacks that will help them stand out in the crowd.
The technical workshop course will help students stay on the cutting edge of technology in the fast-paced industry while the leadership course, which will be introduced in the latter part of the year, is designed to shape leaders of tomorrow by identifying and nurturing promising young talents. The academy will start operations from July 1.
Kerala IT News