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Popular upskilling platforms used by Indian professionals

June 14 2020: Tomorrow is World Youth Skills Day, observed to raise awareness and acknowledge the importance of youth skills development, which enables social and economic growth in our communities.  ( Read our main story of the UN-sponsored WYSD here)
A recent survey by a renowned job search platform revealed, that close to half of the job seekers in India utilised the lockdown period to enhance their skills for better career opportunities and long-term career growth.
One of the major changes with the outbreak of coronavirus is the impact on the job industry followed by increased unemployment rate. This has largely pushed people to sign up on online upskilling platforms to enhance their careers.
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, here is the list of upskilling platforms that Indian professionals use to redefine their careers:
UpGrad is an online platform that offers educational services. UpGrad's range of programs consists of digital marketing, product management, entrepreneurship, data analytics, data-driven management, and digital technology management. It offers industry insights and student support services. Whether you're an amateur or a professional, Data Science courses with upGrad will equip you with the practical and theoretical knowledge required in order to become a successful Data Scientist. Professionals can get a chance to study open-source tools and libraries, Python, databases, SQL, data visualization, data analysis and machine learning.
BridgeLabz:  was set up to bridge the impending skill-gap amongst the existing talent pool of Indian engineers by making them job-ready through experiential learning and focused mentorship. Through its Maker Program, the company hires engineers from top institutes and provides them with hands-on training in industry-specific skills, as per the needs of its various partner companies.  BridgeLabz, India’s largest IP-driven incubation lab has recently launched BLUE- BridgeLabz Lateral Upskilling and Enhancement program aims to refine the tech skills of the employees at the behest of their organization. The concept is a step forward in ensuring the employability and growth of the engineering workforce amidst the global economic slowdown.
Imarticus Learning is India’s leading professional education firm which is famed for its industry-first approach to bridging the gap between employment and academia. Working in alliance with world-renowned organizations and industry experts, the institute offers their learners professional certifications and job placement opportunities that sculpt the workforce of the future. Their mission is to upgrade the quality of human skill capital so as to meet current and emerging employment demands. Imarticus Learning is highly reputed for their unique teaching methodology, which includes immersive live lectures (both classroom and online), peer-to-peer discussions, industry-oriented seminars and guest lectures, rigorous training exercises and projects, soft skill improvement sessions, mentorship by industry experts and much more.
Simplilearn:  is the world's leading certification training provider. This platform provides online training in disciplines such as Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Project Management, Digital Marketing, and Data Science among others, where technologies and best practices are changing rapidly and demand for qualified candidates significantly exceeds supply.
Udacity: is a global lifelong learning platform connecting education to jobs and providing students with skills to advance careers. Udacity Nanodegree programs provide credentials earned through a series of online courses and projects in an array of subjects from self-driving cars and AI to data science and digital marketing.
Coursera  is an  online learning platform that offers massive open online courses (MOOC), specializations, and degrees. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, and others.