Leap Skills Academy
Leap Skills was started after three years of intense field-based research aimed at identifying gaps in the skill development market. Multiple strategic and research engagements have led to key insights. Student aspirations are frequently mismatched with the employment generation industry – and skills development linkages are tenuous at best. There are often few high quality large scale solutions that bear a sustainable cost structure to fill the gap. Students often leave their degree colleges without the skills training needed for their first job (job specific skills, communication and IT skills). Only a few colleges in non-Tier 1 cities have a working placement process for their students, but most of them have no active linkages to large employers so recruitment often does not happen from a local student base.
Leap Skill’s solution to this problem is an employer-led, demand driven system for skills development. They achieve this by partnering with employers providing employees with high quality career paths and offering students Modular skills training courses (co-created with industry partners) offered in degree colleges and polytechnics with opportunities for placements at the end of the year.