The Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL), a Pune-based non-profit organisation working for education awareness.
SEAP and FUEL have partnered to work for the benefit of students studying in various undergraduate and postgraduate professional courses and also work to strengthen the industry-academia connect between SEAP member companies and colleges in and around Pune.
To introduce FUEL NGO, it is a Pune-based social organisation which runs an education information helpline for students across Maharashtra and Karnataka. Entrance exams and centralised admission processes are complicated because of the difficult application procedures and documentations. Even a single mistake in the process by the student results in rejection of the application forms and a loss of opportunity.
Additionally, many students are unaware of many exams and are left behind in the race. FUEL works with a principle that no student should miss any education opportunity for lack of information. For its work, the Beijing-based Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship recognised FUEL among 100 most inspiring social changemakers in the Asia Pacific region. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam personally appreciated the work of FUEL, when he was the President of India.
SEAP was planning to undertake an initiative for students for quite some time. We have found a valuable partner in FUEL which is working dedicatedly for student welfare. We hope that this partnership will help all students who want to make a successful career in IT and related fields. A connect with the industry is very important for students when they are in the learning phase, which is why FUEL's tie-up with SEAP assumes extreme significance on the part of students.
Among activities planned and under discussion with regards to the MoU are...
- Organising a common placement platform for students in SEAP member companies.
- SEAP-Certified Test for screening students before interviews.
- Mock interviews, with feedback for third year engineering students to help them prepare for placements after graduation.
- SEAP also plans to open student membership for those studying in engineering, management and other professional courses.
Student members of SEAP will get exclusive invites to programs of SEAP.
Also as a first step under the MoU, SEAP has endorsed FUEL's fellowship program ‘Ahead of Times’ for Class 12 students. The fellowship has been designed for students aspiring for professional degree courses, mainly engineering and management. It aims to enhance certain skills in students that will make them valuable professionals. Apart from training in technical skills like the web, social media, productivity tools, etc the fellows will also be trained in active citizenship and entrepreneurship, among others. FUEL will also introduce all engineering branches to the fellows, help them in choosing the right branch, right college and also guide them on preparing for the four years of engineering.
Employees at SEAP member companies, whose children have appeared for Class 12 or are studying in undergraduate courses can apply for the Ahead of Times fellowship program. For details FUEL officials can be contacted on the helpline numbers 9271213241 / 42 or email@example.com. For feedback and suggestions, SEAP members can get in touch with FUEL on firstname.lastname@example.org. or with SEAP on email@example.com.
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