The Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry is thriving right now and the growth rates are jaw-dropping, but at the same time, there are several plaguing issues therein – the most important one being that of a massive demand:supply gap.
What is more worrying is that this gap isn’t just with reference to the number of people required, but also the quality of workforce.
Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism has been trying its best to help plug this gap and overcome the ‘skills’ challenge by training young media aspirants through a variety of specialized degree, diploma and certificate courses in areas like film making, game development, sound engineering, music production, photography, journalism and VFX and animation.
To some extent, media education schools like Seamedu have been successful in addressing the skills gap, but since an issue like this needs a bigger push, we understand the need to join hands with a larger, government-recognized and funded organization that can help us achieve this vision quicker and in a more professional manner.
Enter the Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), a non-profit organization set up under the Societies Registration Act (1860).
Founded in 2012, MESC has a mandate of creating 11.74 lakhs ‘skilled’ workforce in the next four years (i.e., by 2022) and contribute to the National Skill Mission of creating 500 million skilled workforce by 2022. Promoted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the council gets financial aids from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Seamedu has recently partnered with the MESC to elevate the level of education that we offer to media students. With a common objective and approach, Seamedu and MESC strive to not only make the training process better, but also contribute to the M&E industry by developing well-rounded professionals who are job-ready.
What this collaboration means for Seamedu students and trainers
Seamedu is now an Authorised Training Partner and recognized training provider of MESC – in short, we are now MESC-certified school. All our degree and diploma programs have been mapped to this skill development initiative. This means that our students will now take a separate, fully-sponsored online exam (conducted by MESC) at the end of their course.
Simultaneously, the ‘Training of Trainers’ (ToT) programme will ensure that our experienced faculties will also get certified by MESC.
It is a big step towards standardizing the training process, certifying students/trainers and supplying the industry with young professionals who are trained in accordance to the needs and wants of the domain.
We are extremely delighted about this partnership and look forward to a long-term association with the MESC, creating talent, training aspirants and nurturing them.
Get in touch with our team to know more about the courses we offer, admission timelines and certifications.