From a Software Tester to a Full Stack Developer | Story of Harish Matta
Here is probably another generic success story. The story plot remains the same, the person finds a way to re-skill himself and then finds the means to achieve his goal, and actually does it. This is not a success story of a tech celebrity who has started a multinational company, this is a success story of one of the many aspiring engineers who are trying to achieve their goals.
State of graduate engineers in India
This is a story of Harish Matta, one of the many engineers who have chosen engineering as their means for their dream career. A dream that many in this country see, and often feel engineering to be the right path to prepare themselves for it. A country that produces 1.5 million engineers every year, a staggering amount of dream poses a concern. Harish is a part of this 1.5 million. He is also lucky to be part of the 40% out of this 1.5 million who found a job after college. Unfortunately, even though he was part of this lucky bunch who made it and secured jobs, he was facing the dilemma if this was the right path towards his dream career.
Constant learning gap and gnawing job dissatisfaction
Harish started his career as a Quality Assurance Engineer at a MNC. He always felt that there was a constant learning gap, a hunger for passion is what he strived for. While completing his engineering, Harish had envisioned a lucrative career as a web developer for himself. To pursue the life of a developer, Harish decided to equip himself with a different set of skills and thus he enrolled himself for Mean Stack Developer Career path at edWisor. A relentless pursuit he put up in terms of chasing his dream, working 10–7 in the office and continued his learning till 2–3 A.M. in the night.
“As a self paced platform, it enabled me to keep a work-learning balance proactively rather than it being a exhausting factor. Spending a couple of hours on the platform did not seem tiresome as the curriculum is very engaging and pushes the candidates to thrive more towards learning. One of the best parts of the journey would be learning the new technologies and tips tricks that I was able to execute in the company I am currently working in and getting appreciated for the same”, states Harish
Learning in-demand skills and building proficiency
After 6 months of focused learning, building his profile on GitHub, Linkedin and AngelList, he was finally able to secure his dream job as a Mean Stack Developer.
“The gap between job skills and graduates is a major lacuna in India and needs to be addressed effectively and such a vision and pedagogy followed byedWisor gave me the confidence to enroll with them”, states Harish.
A staggering fact that 60% of engineers in India are not skilled enough to be employed pose threat to the careers of graduates whose career are yet to take off. This has called for different measures to be taken by candidates in order to remain relevant in the Software and IT industry.
Harish is currently placed at Sixmod5 Tech Studio as a Full Stack Developer and is quite happy with the way his career is turning up.
“After being employed in this industry for a while now, one thing that I have observed is that professionals who are willing to re-skill themselves and ready to adapt to new technologies have been able to enjoy lucrative careers and edWisor incorporates the similar pedagogy in their modules” shares Harish as a part of his experience in this industry.
Re-skilling is the way ahead
Learners passionate about web development should constantly look for new avenues where they can learn and add to their skill set. The Software and IT industry is constantly changing, and people adapting faster to such change are the ones who are successful in this industry.
At edWisor we offer relevant resources to professionals like Harish Matta who are passionate and smart candidates with the potential to make it big.
“As an online platform, edWisor points the candidates in the right direction and provides adequate resources, the last stretch has to be covered by the candidate of course”, says Harish.
There is a questionable gap between the skills imparted at academic institutions and the demands of the IT industry. This is a major threat to the careers of candidates in India, and atedWisor we aim to shorten the supply-demand gap of skills and offer candidates with resources to learn the in-demand skills and lead them towards their dream career.