Bangalore, 7th February 2024: upGrad, one of Asia’s largest integrated learning skilling and workforce development majors announced the launch of opening 100 offline Connect and Counselling touch-points & Learning Centres in India to augment its online growth. The first two such counselling centres have already been inaugurated in Mumbai and Delhi and the first two learning centres in Indore & Pune. Initial reactions have been strong as in the first 30 days have clocked 500+ career counselling. The goal is for the 100 centres to counsel over half a million on their career moves & the Learning Centres to see enrollments of over 10,000 learners.
The company sets aside an initial corpus of INR 100Cr to penetrate further across non-metros and smaller towns and accelerate operations in the next 12 months. This initiative augments upGrad’s existing offline presence with over 50 Franchises and 150 channel partners.
“India is very uniquely placed to dominate the global talent markets and therefore, in the current FY, we are integrating our offerings carefully to empower every age group with the right career guidance and high-quality learning suite and training encompassing both, long and short format courses. We’ve identified the high-demand geographic pockets that will allow talents beyond metros to experience the sincere handholding they need in their lifelong learning journey. Our centres are designed to enhance and ensure every learner who walks in, either existing or potential resonates with the brand DNA and mission to further support them in fast-tracking their decision-making process. In the competitive era we operate in, timely upskilling will act as a collaborative nation-building force aligning India’s supremacy onto the global stage,” added Mayank Kumar, Co-founder & MD, upGrad while talking about the expansion plans.
The Centres will serve as hubs for career counselling for those looking to upskill & reskill and will have access to all of upGrad’s courses and programs in one place.