Mumbai: Almost all industries in India have become more or less victim of skill gaps or talent shortage. Hunarr.co.in – an online market place connecting training seekers to training providers, is aimed at addressing the prevailing skill gaps. Hunarr brings training courses closer to learners by associating with reputed training institutes. The primary aim of the portal is to recommend right training avenues that help entry level workers find fulfilling jobs. The unique platform is based out of Mumbai and was founded in October 2015.
The innovative training startup was co- founded by IIT-ians Dinesh Goel, Gaurav Toshniwal, and Kunal Jadhav. Hunarr is the brain-child of Mr. Dinesh Goel, who is also the Co-founder of AasaanJobs, India’s leading online marketplace for entry-level and blue collar jobs.
While on-the-job training opportunities from companies are very limited to only some job roles and companies want to only hire trained employees an online platform such as Hunarr has a great chance gaining large visitors by ensuring a wider reach of information on right training courses and institutes to job seekers, said Mr Dinesh Goel, Co-founder of CEO of Hunarr.co.in.
Mr Goel said the portal has seen a decent traction among training seekers who have been willing to get skills varying from learning communication skills to Android development. The portal gets a monthly traction of 5,000 visitors who come onto the website to search for training courses of their interest. Around 650 institutes in Mumbai have listed 6,100 courses on the platform and are getting higher enrollment rates as a result.
Sales training course, graphic designing, technician courses, hardware and networking, accounting courses have the potential to become the most sought courses as they provide job assurance post training. Also, personality development and spoken English courses are also in huge demand, added Mr Goel.
Most of the listed training institutes are flexible with timings, keeping in mind the interests of women job seekers. Some batches are made by some institutes specifically for women, like customer care courses, telesales, beauticians, accounting, and train-the-trainer – where women are imparted with teaching skills.
The Hunarr team is 15-members strong and works actively on fine-tuning course recommendations that are closely linked to the opportunities in the recruitment space.
Hunarr is the sister concern of Aasaanjobs, which is a job portal for entry level jobs in India. This provides the skill gap information in real time. Mr Goel explained job seekers who get rejected in interviews due to lack of relevant skills, or to switch their career paths, can look forward to choosing the right course for themselves through Hunarr. Also, the company has tied up with various government affiliated institutes, which helps the portal with their historical data regarding the kind of skills that industry needs.