Aptech launches month-long career guidance initiative for students
Mumbai: Aptech Computer Education has launched ‘Career Next’ - a month-long career guidance initiative for students interested in making a career in IT.
Through this initiative, Aptech aims to provide essential ‘first step’ guidance to students, while helping them make informed career decisions in the IT industry.
Talking on the rationale behind launching Career Next, Anuj Kacker, Senior Vice President & Global Head - Retail Education, Aptech, said, “Career Next is aimed to provide students with the initial step in the pathway to future employment in the IT sector. We will provide students with free career counselling & aptitude tests to help them become confident professionals.” The program started off in the first week of April 2009. Aptech kiosks have been installed outside colleges, malls, multiplexes, popular eating joints, cafés, etc. across the country. Students & parents visiting the kiosks are guided to attend free career guidance session and aptitude test at the nearest Aptech centre and are being given the Microsoft DreamSpark software free of cost. While at the centre, students get the opportunity to have a face-to-face interaction with Aptech career counsellors on selecting the next generation of IT courses. They also undergo a free aptitude test which helps them match their aptitude with the right career.