Karnataka Digital Economy Mission Launches #FutureDigitalJobs Initiative, a unique Platform to Nurture Young Tech Talent

Bengaluru : Consistent with its commitment to upskill and nurture new talent to rewrite Karnataka’s digital growth story, the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) in partnership with the Department of Collegiate Technical Education (DCTE) and Talencia Global announced the launch of its ambitious program #FutureDigitalJobs to identify and nurture young tech talent from colleges. Aimed at students from over 100 Government Engineering and Polytechnic Colleges across Karnataka, this unique model focuses on bridging the gap between students, their skillsets, and their interests.

Inaugurating the #FutureDigitalJobs initiative, Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education; Electronics, IT & BT, Science & Technology; Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood, Government of Karnataka said, “One of the bigger challenges we face today is creating an industry-ready workforce while mapping the right talent to the right job role. What we need now is not more institutes but harnessing new talent and bringing them at par with global standards so that we as a state can rewrite the digital growth story and contribute to the country’s digital economy. I congratulate KDEM for this unique initiative as it promises to bridge the skills gap of freshers across colleges and give them a platform for learning, mentoring, and most importantly, placements.”

More than 100 Government engineering and polytechnic colleges are expected to participate in these programs run as part of KDEM’s Future Digital Jobs initiative. Of these, 1,000 promising trainees will get access to the Digital Platform that will assist with Learning, Assessments, Mentor Connect, Virtual Instructor Sessions, DevOps Engineering, Live Projects, and sessions from industry experts.


Speaking at the launch, Shri B V Naidu, Chairman, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission said, “Our Prime Minister is optimistic of India’s start-up and digital growth with a promise to support budding entrepreneurs pursue innovation. Taking this vision forward, we at KDEM believe that our youth has the potential to change the future and we aim to take Karnataka on the world’s start-up map and emerge as global giants in futuristic technologies. This is only possible if we are enablers of opportunities for graduates from emerging clusters of regions beyond Bengaluru. Our #FutureDigitalJobs program was launched in keeping with our Beyond Bengaluru strategy from the grassroots level and I am happy that it is already generating significant interest from the industry. KDEM-Talenciaglobal is tirelessly working together to create 150% demand for the 1,000 students.”


At this event, KDEM also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Collegiate Technical Education (DCTE) for creating opportunities in upskilling initiatives that will be goal-oriented to create placement opportunities for students from Government colleges.


Speaking at the inaugural event, Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, MD, and CEO, Lahari said, “Our #FutureDigitalJobs initiative will be a unique outcome-based model where our primary objective will be providing adequate upskilling and thereby placements to the selected students with an average salary bracket of about 2.4 lacs for polytechnic students and an average of around 4.0 lacs for engineering students. We understand that there is a huge demand from the industry and through this initiative, our primary objective will be to bridge the skills gap and create the best possible talent for a stronger economy.”


#FutureDigitalJobs also witnessed several industry leaders from organisations such as EY, Eurofins, InfoVisons who reinforced the need for more such platforms like the ones provided by KDEM. The experts lauded KDEM and the Government of Karnataka’s formidable projects with a clear vision for creating a stronger workforce.