Aspiring Minds holds National Employability Conclave in Chennai

Chennai, January 11, 2017 - Aspiring Minds, India’s leading employability & assessment solutions firm, held the National Employability Conclave (NEC) today at The Feathers Hotel, Chennai. NEC is a premium industry platform that brings together training and placement officers (TPO’s), chairmen, directors of premier academic institutions and industry HR leaders, to nurture best practices and bring in practical solutions towards increasing employability in India.

The Chennai chapter of NEC saw industry leaders from global MNCs as well as start-up companies discussing what right talent means and what they seek from colleges and vice versa. The guest speakers also discussed how best to enhance employability of engineering graduates in an ever-changing work environment.

This year's NEC was attended by HR industry leaders and members of the TPO community including Viswanathan Venkat, Head - Engineering hiring, Wipro, Rekha Mathews, Head - India Campus Relationships, UST Global, Krithivasan S, Lead-India Campus Hiring, VirtusaPolaris, Mastan Vali Shaik, Technical Head, CaddyCode Solutions,  Annesly Carvalho, Associate General Manager - HR, Kaar Technologies, and Senthil Kumar, Sr. Manager, American Megatrends. Leading discussion surrounded around shaping talent pool in line with organizational requirements and bridge the gap between increasing demand and limited supply of right employees. The speakers emphasized on the need for automation and use of scientific methods to enhance graduate employability.

Career Guru Awards were also given at the event to recognize the outstanding efforts and constant contribution of Training and Placement Officers towards fulfilling the placement aspirations of their students and contributing to build the Indian Growth Story. The award winners were:

  • Performing Minds Award- Mr. Vignesh, Sri Krishna Group of Institutions.
  • Inspiring Minds Award- Mr. Ramchandran NC, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College
  • Visionary Minds Award- Mr. Biju Paul, Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology
  • Young Achiever Award- Mr. Joshua Roy, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College

NEC 2016-17 is scheduled to be held in two more cities. It kick stared the year in Bangalore on February 24th, 2016  followed by Pune, Vijayawada and Kolkata.  The next one is scheduled to be be held in New Delhi (January 19th), followed by Hyderabad on February 10th, 2017

This year, there is an increasing focus on honing talent through technology interface. Commenting on the same Mr. Himanshu Aggarwal, CEO, Aspiring Minds said, “Our initiative through the The National Employability Conclave is to bring industry and academia under one roof to discuss and find solutions to the employability issues. It gives us immense pleasure to conduct the conclave so successfully in Chennai.”

About Aspiring Minds

Aspiring Minds is a global job skills credentialing leader set up with a vision to create a merit driven talent ecosystem and enable efficient job skills matching by crafting credible and intelligent assessments. The flagship product AMCAT, is the world’s most widely-taken employability test helping over two million candidates find the ‘right’ jobs every year. Backed by state–of–the-art, adaptive assessment technology and machine learning algorithms – it allows adaptive, standardized and reliable measurement of generic employability skills (language, cognitive, behavior) and a wide range of functional skills using simulated assessments. Aspiring Minds enables job seekers to evaluate their job skills, earn industry recognized credentials and find appropriate career opportunities. We also help companies dramatically improve their quality and efficiency of hiring and are today associated with more than 3500 corporations. Founded in 2008 by Himanshu and Varun Aggarwal, Aspiring Minds is a 500+ people strong organization with operations in US, China, India, Middle East, Philippines and Sub-Saharan Africa.