13 Apr 2021 11:36 IST

Hero Group launches edtech platform Hero Vired

Akshay Munjal, Founder and CEO, Hero Vired

Hero Vired is aimed at upskilling to strengthen the talent pool with industry-ready employees

The Hero Group has announced the launch of a new edtech company, Hero Vired, under its umbrella, today. The edtech venture is envisioned to offer an end-to-end learning ecosystem that offers learners overall professional development and makes them industry-ready for emerging jobs and professions.

In today’s dynamic competitive environment, emerging technologies and new-age skills have disrupted the nature of jobs and the competencies required to do them. With Hero Vired, the company aims to fill this gap and amplify the government’s vision of a self-reliant India by training professionals for Industry 4.1.

 

 

 

The industry-relevant launch offerings of Hero Vired range from certificate programs in finance related technologies, integrated programmes in data science, machine learning artificial intelligence, full-stack development, game design, and entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. Future programmes will cut across domains such as design, electronics, leadership, health management and emerging technologies.

The programmes will be in collaboration with some of the world’s leading universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Singularity University, and learning experiences powered by Codecademy. Select programmes will offer Academic Bank of Credits as proposed in the NEP for learners to access future learning.

Premium learning experience

On the brand launch, Akshay Munjal, Founder and CEO, Hero Vired said, “India currently faces a unique ‘employability paradox’ where there is a shortage of highly skilled professionals, yet graduates find it difficult to secure suitable jobs due to lack of skill-sets that are imperative for Industry 4.1. The government’s Digital India initiative under the National Education Policy underlines the need for strengthening the online learning infrastructure that ensures equitable access to the highest-quality education for all learners and learning flexibility through the academic banking of credits. Hero Vired is born from our experience as the Hero Group, the skills gaps that we see in the industry and our mission is to ensure that the young workforce can be mentored for overall professional development aimed at their future growth."

Hero Vired will offer a mix of programmes; some aimed at working professionals with classes over weekends, and others for young professionals who are looking for a more intensive full-time experience. The programmes are designed to provide a premium learning experience through highly engaged one-on-one interactive sessions with all learners for live online classes, doubt clarification, and more personalised mentorship sessions. The Hero Vired learning experience platform has been built to offer features that make learning impactful through gamification, interactive support, peer to peer communication, high-quality content and high-engagement-driven online instructor-led classes.

Improved career outcomes

“The origins of the Hero Group can be traced back to 1956 when Hero Cycles Limited was established by the Munjal brothers. Ranked among the top ten business houses in India, the promoters of the Hero Group forayed into education as early as 1964 with the most recent being the BML Munjal University in 2014. Our efforts in education have been skewed towards nurturing future leaders who are skilled, knowledgeable and have the requisite skills required for leading organisations to success. With decades of experience in this field, we understand the need for a skilled workforce in contributing to India’s evolving industrial landscape. We have always ensured the dissemination of practical knowledge benchmarked with the highest of global standards and Hero Vired is a step ahead in this direction. At Hero Vired, we aim to provide a premium learning experience, with a heavy emphasis on a personalised mentor-mentee interaction environment, to drive improved career outcomes and opportunities,” Akshay Munjal further added.