SP Jain School of Global Management’s alumnus, Prakarsh Jain, currently heads the Finance department of EduBridge Learning, a skill development and vocational training organization based in India that provides services to the youth in semi-urban areas.
A Gold medallist alumnus of the MGB -2012 intake and a Chartered Accountant, Prakash heads the finance vertical of the company since the past two years and leads the funding round individually, to bring about a successful closure.
The company has been setup with the vision of fulfilling the skill gap that exists currently between semi-urban/economically backward youth and the skill requirements of the high-performing companies. The firm plans to use the funds to expand operations as well as strengthen their existing presence. In addition, it also plans to introduce a blended model of online and offline training through technological solutions for the youth.
The start-up currently has 60 training centres and claims to have trained more than 50,000 underemployed/unemployed youth with an impeccable placement record. The company also has several corporate tie-ups for implementation of their CSR funds towards Skill Development.