By the end of this year, QwikSkills, the skill-development platform, is looking to expand its workforce by 300 trained people. The cloud certification and skilling platform, founded in 2020, aims to equip people with the latest and in-demand skills that will help them be more employable.
Presently, the platform has over a 100 employees who are engaged in offering online cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data courses for the professional development and career training of students. The new hires, it is hoped, will enhance the operations of the firm and help it deliver world-class training.
In May 2022, QwikSkills had managed to raise seed funding of Rs 3.85 crore from various angel investors, including Manish Sinha and Naveen Gupta of Indian Angel Network (IAN). At the time, the firm had revealed its intention to use the raised capital to expand its presence in the business-to-business (B2B) enterprises and business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) space, and reach out to colleges and universities. It had also planned to use the funds to hire more talent for its team of developers, sales and marketing personnel, as well as cloud experts.
The Gurugram-based startup offers monthly as well as annual packages to its users via a subscription-based model. Leveraging these yearly packages, users can practice cloud computing and fulfil the needs of the industry. Students are allowed to hone their technical skills and benefit from hands-on cloud skills practice.