Techies - Institute for Learning & Innovation: Bridging the Gap between Education and Employment

 Anurag Byala,  CEO Becoming an entrepreneur without a lot of support is never quite easy as Anurag Byala found out. He quit his lucrative corporate job to start entrepreneurship and formed a new company - Techies, an industrial training provider that expanded its horizon into training and building employable engineers. In his words, "We have faced many challenges and crossed several hurdles but, we came out with flying colours. Our first student enrolled after a month of operations. But now, there are around 700 students across all the branches in Amritsar, Gurdaspur & Mohali." The success story does not end there. Set in the holy town of Amritsar in Punjab, it has become one of the leading institutes in the region for industrial preparatory programs. It caters to both engineering college students seeking internship and working software professionals looking to re-skill or up-skill them selves.

The company was started to provide website designing and development services, SEO content optimization, and various other software solutions to clients across the country. This acted as a foil for the training program which became intensively concentrated on the requirements of employers and market needs. Now, with the experience and expertise of the service providing arm, the training institute's students
understand the entire procedure involved in launching new projects which complement the theoretical concepts taught at the institute.

Techies Institute Focuses more on the professional and developmental aspect of the program with the fundamental of theoretical concepts as the base

As a result, it effectively helps engineering aspirants to grasp new techniques and enables them to adapt to different circumstances in the workspace. In doing this, the company achieves its goal of bridging the gap between education and employment.

To supplement its programs, the company has become an authorised testing centre for Certiport which is the world leader in performance-based certification exams and practice test solutions for academic institutions, workforce and corporate technology markets. Techies Institutes has also signed MoUs with several educational institutions and external agencies across the country. Techies Institute hasalso joined forces with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to provide skill development classes to their students. The National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC) is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions. This allows students to receive monetary reward & certification from government of India after successful completion of course.
Several high profile software and telecommunication industrial companies such as TCS, Wipro, Coco-Cola, and Accenture recruit suitable candidates from Techies Institute.To prepare the cream of the batch, the company selects the leading performers amongst the interns and gives them the prospect of full-time employment. By keeping up with the dynamics of the market that revolves around change Techies Institute provides perfect opportunities for all of its trainees. Several courses offered by the institute are associated with International Certification from top companies like Microsoft, Adove, HP and Auto Desk are offered by the institute.

Techies Institute focuses more on the professional and developmental aspect of the program with the fundamentals of theoretical concepts as the base. The company also offers a flexible schedule for working professionals who can take these programs on weekends.

The training institute based in the holy town aims to raise the standard of education in the country and place Amritsar on the education map of the country by creating readily employable engineers. As the CEO of the foundation Anurag Byala enthuses, "We are planning to open a new branch called Hewlett-Packard Training Services. This will help the students learn and then develop HP-based products." With the knowledge of their expertise and training offerings it is safe to say that they are well on their way in achieving their mission to alleviate the employment scenario of the country.