Company Name:Edubridge Learning Private Limited

Location:Mumbai

SectorEducation

Link: http://edubridgeindia.com/

EduBridge Learning

 

Girish Singhania - Founder & CEO 

 

EduBridge is an organisation started by a group of IIM alumni and professors with the vision of fulfilling the skill gap that exists between the youth in semi-urban and rural areas and the skill requirement of the corporates. EduBridge seeks to be the link that connects corporates with talent from semi-urban and rural areas through training & employment. In this endeavour, EduBridge has partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a GoI entity and a well reputed Venture Capital Firm – “Acumen Fund”. EduBridge was also awarded “The best performing start-up” by NSDC in 2011-12.

 

EduBridge has worked with over 7,000 students across 30 locations spread over 4 states since its inception.  They are now looking to expand to several new states and reach a target of training 1 Lac youth per annum by 2015.

 

Problem: EduBridge deals with the problem of securing employment for the unemployed youth based in rural or backward areas. While the youth are in need of jobs, corporates are in dire need of trained high quality talent. However, due to the existing skill gaps, the lack of quality training and the lack of means of funding for such training, the corporates are unable to absorb the unemployed youth.

 

Solution: Thus, through its unique training methodology, ability to provide high quality training at the doorstep of the youth and through various partnerships with corporates, institutions and govt bodies, EduBridge is able to build the bridge that helps the unemployed youth in crossing over to the corporate world.

 

Impact: Through its various skill development centers, EduBridge has been able to provide employment to over 70% of its students across various service sectors in large companies. Most of these have resulted in household incomes increasing by over 50% for several households in the rural and semi-urban areas.

 

Investment Needed: INR 1.5 Cr