Upskilling is the only way we can bridge the employability gap among graduates. Bengaluru based Masai School is skilling youth from Tier II and III cities in coding and preparing them to be full stack, android and backend developers.
The school provides them with an income sharing agreement (ISA) to solve the resource crunch problem. The candidates sign an agreement wherein they pay 15% of their salary over the first three years of their employment to cover the training costs and that also if the package is more than Rs 6 lakh per annum. Currently the ISA in India in still in its infancy and only a handful of institutes have adopted the model.
The curriculum at Masai includes several problem solving tasks for hands-on training. The students are not awarded any certificates or diploma rather will be assisted in placement. Minimum eligibility to enroll is class 10. The batches are diverse and students with an aptitude for mathematics are either graduates, college dropouts or high schoolers who learn to code. Before admission at Masai there is a proper aptitude test and an interview.
Source: Education Times