September 9: Founded by the alumni of IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur and IIIT Hyderabad, NxtWave is in the process of producing 1-year-old producers annually through its CCBP 4.0 programs. To address all student challenges, the team has developed a unique approach to training in traditional language, online, asynchronous, cohort combined with equal learning bites and integration to create a flexible learning experience.
In September 2020, as India and the world witnessed the growing epidemic, the NxtWave team launched their Continuous Career Building Programs (CCBP 4.0) to equip young people and prepare them for Industry 4.0
Twelve months later, NxtWave has now paid subscribers from 250+ regions across India to spend 175+ million minutes on its learning platform to date. Over the past four months, CCBP 4.0 students have been employed by 125+ companies, including Amazon, Accenture, IBM, Bank of America, TCS, Deloitte, and more, over the past four months.
Commenting about their mission, Rahul, Cofounder and CEO of NxtWave, said:
“We are currently seeing a period of technological growth in India and around the world. In 2021 alone, more than 26 startups have become unicorns moved by heavy cash chambers. Product-driven technology and growth are central to the growth of these initiatives. But the lack of easily accessible staff leads to a battle for the talents of engineers who receive the offer of 3X-4X their current salaries or an increase in the number of salaries per year as a last resort. On the other hand, more than 60% of graduates remain unemployed even after graduating from college. Even those who have a job try to earn less money and earn less money. There is a huge gap between what students learn in college and the needs of the industry right now. At NxtWave, we want to close this gap with systematic CCBP 4.0 programs driven by results.
Properly empowering the youth and delivering results has been one of the biggest challenges in our country. This limited number of young people could put India among the world leaders. ”
Creating for Bharat and its Next Billion
NxtWave focuses on the fact that 98% of students and recent graduates, especially those from Tier 2, 3, 4 colleges and cities, have no access to the natural learning system and suffer from very low employment.
“We believe that Digital Pedagogy should be very different from the next billion users to create a changing learning experience. To achieve this, we have adopted a multidisciplinary approach to designing Continuous Career Building Programs that transport technology, educational courses and human content, ”said Rahul.
Breaking all Barriers
Through its structured CCBP 4.0 Academy and CCBP 4.0 Intensive programs, NxtWave has designed curricula to make any individual industry-ready.
By offering vernacular content and interactive learning, NxtWave is breaking the language and entry barrier for learning tech skills. The team observed that learning in mother tongue is helping learners achieve higher comprehension, deeper attention, longer retention and greater outcomes.
With a reverse-engineered curriculum, NxtWave focuses on a hands-on approach and project-based learning. Industry-level projects give the necessary exposure to build exactly those skills that companies hire for. Keeping in mind the philosophy of building for Bharat, NxtWave has designed its learning platform to remove beginners’ hassle in their learning process.
For instance, using the Codeplayground on the platform, learners can write, run their code and host web applications in a few seconds without any hassle of downloading and installing tens of software packages. This helps the learners practise programming even on a low-cost laptop with basic specs. Another unique aspect of NxtWave programs is Exponential Performance Mindset Training which transforms the learner’s mindset for high personal and professional growth. This training includes instilling a growth mindset, developing the right identity, and more, which results in accelerated learning and raises the bar of an individual’s performance.
“We’ve been successful in breaking all the barriers to learning the right skills and achieving a tech job. Along the way, we are also breaking many myths. Our CCBP 4.0 learners who are now in successful high-paying tech jobs have started with us from non-engineering degrees, from non-metros and without any programming background. We also have graduates who found a job with 5 to 8-year career gaps and students who are first-generation college-goers in their villages,” added Rahul.
CCBP 4.0 programs have achieved a high rating of 4.7/5 from learners with over 1,25,000+ ratings,
Building a 4.0 Tech Student Student Community in India
At the same time, NxtWave forms India’s largest 4.0 Tech Community Community and includes a group of forward-thinking and technology thinkers. This community works as an ecosystem to help students build skills and functions in 4.0 technologies like AI / ML, Cyber Security, IoT, Science Data, AR / VR, Blockchain, Fullstack and more. Currently, 1,50,000+ students from 3,000+ colleges across 35 Indian States & UTs are part of the community.
Growth Plans and Future Roadmap
NxtWave aims to empower 40 million college students and recent graduates aged 18 – 23 to become highly skilled professionals in 4.0 technology. Over the next three years, the group plans to convert 1 Million young people directly.
The following year, the group works to increase support for many indigenous Indian languages such as Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Odia, and many career tracks in English, Hindi and Telugu. Apart from Indian languages, the initiative seeks to increase support for Southeast Asian languages such as Indonesian.