Kishore Pallapothu's SkillWiki continues to upskill low wage workers

By: digitalberge
HAYWARD, Calif. - Jan. 27, 2021 - PRLog -- In a world of high competition where professional skills are of utmost importance, SkillWiki continues to help low wage workers in the IT sector. It was founded back in 2016, by Kishore Pallapothu, a Silicon Valley based angle investor and tech Guru. Ever since its inception, SkillWiki has been constantly helping out the low wage workers. This non-profit organisation equips them with the latest skills necessary in their field of work and helps them find better employment.

How did SkillWiki come into being?

Kishore Pallapothu himself comes from an IT background and is a computer science alumnus from Texas A&M University. He has not only worked with leading blue-chip companies, but has founded several startups himself. Being actively engaged in the IT sector, he realised that one of the major problems in the industry was the lack of skills among the low-wage workers.

The constantly evolving world of information technology calls for up-to-date skills in various fields. While there are plenty of courses available, a large section of the working population in the sector cannot access them due to financial restraints. As a result, the low wage workers remain that way, as without upgrading their skills they are unable to find better jobs. Upon realising the root cause of the problem, Kishore Pallapothu decided to remedy it with a new startup and this is how SkillWiki came into being.

What does SkillWiki do?

SkillWiki aims to bridge the gap between academic output and industry requirements, thereby helping students secure better jobs. The organisation seeks out the promising young professionals who are motivated about earning better skills and utilising them but cannot afford the relevant courses. They are then provided with practical knowledge that would prove useful in their field of work. 18 professional teachers guide these students, helping them build new skills or upgrade their existing skillset.

SkillWiki doesn't just stop at training the students. The organisation also offers career training and job placements. The job seekers can also access the vast online resources of SkillWiki and book appointments with their employment advisors. Apart from the technical skills, the students also receive the training necessary to develop better cognitive and socio-emotional skills.

Milestones achieved by SkillWiki

Till date, SkillWiki has successfully trained more than 800 students and continues to carry on the work. Seven projects have been completed by them, too. The organisation has already earned four prestigious awards, including the ASA Award in 2019. ASA, or American Sociological Association is a national organisation that functions at national as well as international levels. Every year, they award various individuals and organisations for their social contributions. Naturally, Kishore Pallapothu gained considerable reputation for his contribution towards the low-wage workers in an attempt to help uplift their socio-economic condition.

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