Career in Multi-Media for Youths of Nepal
Brief discussion about the potential career of multi-media in Nepal. Who are Millennials & how does our current education system fails to address these young minds in regards to preparing them for the future. What are the best and worst case scenarios.
Multimedia is content that uses a combination of different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, video and interactive content. - Wikipedia
Since there is no track of when and how actually Multi-media industry got rooted in Nepal, but we all know, that it has it’s presence from a decade or so & is rapidly growing. Working in the industry since 2006, I myself have been flowing with the flow, seen the ups & downs and to speak the truth, am very much excited to see and feel the multi-media horizon much brighter on the coast ahead.
Regarding potential of Multi-media, we already have a large scale of advertisement companies (around 400+) in Kathmandu itself and many more throughout the country. Anyone can fairly feel the presence of the local growing market and the immediate need of skilled manpower inside the country. In conversation with one of my friend, who owns his own advertisement agency stated that finding a good designer in kathmandu is getting very tough.
Despite the lack of technically sound workforce, international companies are interested in Nepal for various Multi-media projects. Low labor cost as compared to other developing / developed countries may be one of the reasons but anyhow it’s good for Nepal. By the earliest of 2017, we already have 30+ International brands working inside the country. To name a few that we well know are Golcha, Chaudhary Group, Dell, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Dabur, Coke, Pepsi, LG, Tuborg, Somersby, Renault, Ford, Ncell etc. If you have noticed lately, we see new companies and new products advertisements in Facebook / Newspaper / Television etc frequently. Just to give you a glance of the variety of local and outsourcing companies seeking skilled manpower are:
IT Companies - seeking manpower in (website / programming / software development).
ISP & Telecommunications Companies - seeking manpower in (Routing / networking / switching / cyber security).
Printing & Publication Houses / Advertisement Agencies / Radio - Television Sectors / Animation Studios / Film Companies - seeking man- power in (Tv ads / Branding Graphics / Online ads / Short films / Digital Marketing).
This is just to name a few, and we have a lot of other unmentioned potential jobs and lack of serious manpower in the current market to fill in these gaps.
However, I am not trying to prove that Nepalese are less creative than other international artists. But lack of resources,updated technologies, relevant and practical job based training, genuine work ethics, motivating & inspiring environments are the major problems that prohibit our WANT TO DO artist and technicians to grow to their fullest potential. I for myself (as a Millennial) had a very rough time getting trained at my expertise. And i think the problem still exist with the current students who want to build a career in these sectors.
Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years. - Wikipedia
I was taught by Baby Boomers (you can search Wikipedia about Generation x,y,z) and there was a communication gap. But the real problem that i personally think is the old education system that we have adapted. It may have been relevant in the past but today - in the new era, with Generation Z, it’s totally outdated. We still are educating (in a information sharing basis) our students, not training (the action of teaching a person a particular skill or behavior) them.
It is also True that not due to the reason of some colleges but due to these small training institutions, that our IT sector has risen this far. But since it’s the time of Generation Y (Our Youths who are smart / fast learners / Cynical / Private / Entrepreneurial / Multi-tasking / Hyper-aware and Technology-reliant), i think our training institutions should change their training methodologies according to these characteristics. The worst case scenario would be like today i.e. high vacant jobs, high jobless youths, high abroad going youths.
The best case scenario would be, all of the institutions change their pattern of training. We also need the local investment giants and government to invest in this industry.
In keeping all these things in mind, Golchha Organization, one of the leading and oldest private sector enterprises in Nepal with over a 100 years’ legacy of trust, reliability, and delivery of promise, has stepped forward with Hulas Education. Promoted by Golchha Organization, Hulas Education has launched neosphere, a relevant IT Training, with the tag line “Shaping Digital Futures”. This high-end IT Institute has been launched in collaboration with Aptech, India with a vision to create relevant IT education in Nepal. It has also partnered with industry experts like Adobe, Esri, SAP, Dell, Pearson etc. Mr. Sanjay Golchha, the company’s founder stated that the courses of Neosphere are:
Relevant - Timely, up to date and in line with the technology of today
Practical - Practice-based teaching methodology with state-of-the-art-infrastructure
Career-focused - Designed towards employability and career grow
Certified - Industry level certifications