Skill-Lync, the engineering education startup, is on a hiring spree, as part of its global expansion plans. It intends to recruit at least 3,000 employees by February 2022 to strengthen its sales, marketing, operations, data science and tech-development teams in India and abroad.
In 2021, Skill Lync saw its revenue going up five times, thanks to the rise in demand for electric vehicles, original equipment manufacturing (OEM) startups and suppliers. Jobs in these areas are predicted to touch 10 million by the end of FY30.
Skill-Lync offers five specialised courses for skills required by the industry, including mechanical, medical, electrical, civil, hybrid and aerospace engineering. The startup has collaborated with 800+ industry experts to create its existing course content. It has full-time employees with extensive experience in the industry to provide the students with a world-class learning experience.
About three months ago, Skill-Lync raised $17.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Iron Pillar with participation from Y Combinator and Better Capital. Binny Bansal, co-founder, Flipkart, Sai Krishnamurthy, co-founder, Xto10X and Rashmi Kwatra, founder, Sixteenth Street Capital are amongst the other new investors.
The startup offers over 40 postgraduate courses and over 100 individual courses.
Nikhil Mittal, head of growth, Skill-Lync, informs that the demand for the Company’s engineering courses has gone up and that “EdTech is now becoming an essential service”.
He adds, “The need of the hour is to constantly have skilled engineering professionals”, which is why Skill-Lync offers courses “in the core-engineering education space, in fields such as electric vehicle design, embedded systems, and autonomous vehicles”.
The platform has had about 13,000 students and over 6,000 active students and over two million enquiries till date.
Skill Lync has successfully managed to bridge the skill gap between students and the industry.
Launched in 2018, by Suryanarayanan P, CEO and Sarangarajan V, CTO, Skill-Lynch, the Company allows students to work on practical projects with the aid of industry-oriented computational software/tools such as ANSYS, MathWorks, Converge, GT-Suite and many more.