It is more about motivation, than money. Its not only about 100% education,it is about the right kind of education. If we release the locked potential in every child, there is nothing that India cannot achieve.
BY A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM
As part of the continuous effort to find best talents to the Indian Digital Media industry, Image group conducted the Digital and Interactive Media Job Fair 2015 on 31 Jan and 1 Feb, 2015, at the ICAT, Chennai campus. The job fair was as successful as its predecessors that presented a career path to thousands of young job seekers.
The job fair was inaugurated by Mr. Atul Anand I.A.S – Managing Director, ELCOT. Mr.K.Kumar — Founder & Managing Director of Image Group presided over the inauguration, during which he said “Media and Entertainment industry is the third fastest growing industry in India, next to the Food and Health industries, with a growth rate of 19% per annum. The industry that is expected to reach Rs. 1,15,000 crore by 2015 would need thousands of skilled media professionals every year.” He further insisted that more young professionals should enter this field, which would be easy with taking up skilled training. Also during the inauguration, Mr.K.Kumar, Mr.K.Purushothaman – Regional Director of NASSCOM TamilNadu & Kerala, Mr.V.Anand – Academic Director of Image Infotainment Limited and Mr.R.Madhan – Director of Image Infotainment Limited lit the lamp to mark the righteous start of the fair.
25 top digital media companies, including 2adpro, SPI Global, Basilic Fly Studio, Rotomaker, EDUFIC, Tag, Phantom FX, Talk Media and more were present at the job fair to offer thousands of opportunities to young talents. The opportunities provided at the fair included most of the roles in the Digital Media field, including Graphic Designer, UI Designer/Developer, Game Designer/Developer, Web Developer, Roto Artist, VFX Artist and many more.
The job fair has reached to over 4.5 lakh people through its online ads and print media. This huge reach stimulated an overwhelming number of footfalls, of which more than half the candidates had their profiles shortlisted by the leading employers. There were even on-the-spot job offers issued to young talents.
ICAT is happy to have helped so many young talents. This success will surely motivate ICAT to work towards more such projects in the future.