Addressing the growing need to upskill students to create a future-ready workforce, Panasonic India – a diversified technology company, today announced the launch of its two education based solutions: “CareerEx” and “XcelIT”.
CareerEx has been designed to address the needs of college and university students to advance their skillset with emerging technologies such as Data Science, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning/AI and Internet of Things to name a few. XcelIT on the other hand is designed for school students primarily residing in Tier II & III cities, to ready them for all competitive exams. Designed and developed at Panasonic’s India Innovation Centre (IIC), the solutions were launched for the institutes in presence of Mr. Anil Sahasrabudhe– Chairman, AICTE, Mr. M.P. Poonia– Vice Chairman, AICTE, and Dr. Antriksh Johri– Director, CBSE, today at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The event was well attended by deans and chairpersons of over 75 leading universities and institutes in India.
Panasonic’s CareerEx program enables university and college students to up-skill and be ready for their first job by working closely with them on new technology areas through industry experts. Further, it helps students to get desired internship within Panasonic’s ecosystem of industry partners and mentors and help them in applying for better jobs where they can showcase the skill acquired under the CareerEx program. Panasonic’s XcelIT gives students an affordable access to variety of quality and authentic test papers. It will help the students from low economic background to have access to quality test papers and get level playing field in preparing for entrance exams like JEE, NEET, etc. and competitive exams like Bank PO, Railways and other government jobs.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Atsushi Motoya, Head – Panasonic India Innovation Centre, said,
“We are committed towards contributing to the evolution of the communities we operate in. In India, we have already introduced innovative solutions in health care, retail, enterprise and asset tracking across industries. Through the launch of CareerEx and XcelIT, we hope to develop another innovative Edu-tech solution to upskill technology talent pool to address the unemployment rate amongst urban youth and at the same time cater to the demands of industry. We are looking to positively impact nearly 100,000 students over next 5 years.”
According to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy’s (CMIE) recent data, the unemployment rate in the urban youth is very high; in the age group of 20-24 years, an unemployment rate of 37 per cent was reported whilst graduates amongst them reported an alarmingly higher unemployment rate of over 60 per cent. Keeping that in mind, Panasonic’s educational solutions have been designed and developed for the students, colleges and universities to bridge the existing skill gap between current education and employment needs for the future.
Mr. Pankaj Rana, Business Chief, Sanyo and ecommerce, Panasonic India, said,
“India is rapidly moving towards becoming a digitally advanced country and we are witnessing a significant change in the way businesses are transforming. Bridging the required skill gap and building a future workforce ready for the next phase of technology disruption, is the need of the hour. With this objective, we at Panasonic are focusing on the grassroots level and we will continue working with student communities across India to keep them informed of the emerging technologies, enhance skill-sets and provide career guidance.”
Panasonic’s educational solutions CareerEx and XcelIT are available on both Android and iOS application stores. Priced competitively, depending on the type of program, CareerX courses start at Rs 9999 per month onwards while XcelIT starts at Rs 999 per month, however, students can avail individual tests at Rs 99 too. Panasonic has collaborated with specialised educational partners to provide expertise for this program. While students can look at increasing their employability, educational institutions can enable students with on-demand job skills and thus, improve their rankings and the industry can save on fresher recruitment and training costs.
About Panasonic India:
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 582 subsidiaries and 87 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 8.003 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2019. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers.