Australian education technology (edtech) startup Intersective has won an $80,000 DFAT Australia-India Council Grant to pilot virtual employability skills and mentoring apps in India, in partnership with Mumbai based Bravo Careers.
The grant will fund development and piloting of a Bravo Careers app with students at the Indian School of Careers in Andhra Pradesh and KIIT University in Odisha States, delivered through Intersective’s Practera platform.
Intersective Co-Founder and Co-CEO Beau Leese said “We’re both excited and humbled by the ambition of India’s desire to upskill and support the aspirations of 200 million young people within the next decade. This project will showcase the capability of our Practera mobile apps to help extend the reach of employability skills training, mentor engagement and employability networks here in India.”
Peter Kristolaitis, CEO of Bravo Careers India said; “Bravo is an Australian company which has a longstanding presence in India with its office in Mumbai, and operates across India in education and training, bringing quality education from Australia to provide quality learning outcomes for thousands of students and graduates in India. The new app products as part of our eBravo suite, will help scale our Career Hub program to thousands of students, enabling successful transitions from study to meaningful careers.”
Leese concluded, “There are more than a billion students and professionals globally that need better access to high quality experiential learning. We want to build Practera into the leading global platform for experiential learning. Delivering solutions in a huge, complex emerging market like India alongside an experienced partner will certainly help accelerate towards that goal. We’d like to thank the Australia-India Council and DFAT for the opportunity and look forward to deepening our partnership with Bravo Careers.”
CEO and Co-Founder, Intersective
General Manager – eBravo