Media and Entertainment Skills Council to organise India’s First and Largest Media Job Festival

New Delhi: Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) in association with Aptech Ltd’s two major brands Arena Animation and MAAC (Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics) is organising India’s First and Largest media job festival一 Great Indian Media Job Festival from 27th January- 1st February, 2020 across 78 Centers in 10 cities in India.
At the Great Indian Media Job Festival more than 100 recruiters are hiring across Graphic Design, 3D Modelling, VFX, Web Designing, Motion Graphics, Rotoscopy, Animation and more job roles. The hiring will be carried in 78 Arena/MAAC Centers in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Indore, Pune and Baroda. The festival aims at placing 20,000 students across the job roles. The companies hiring at the festival include Amazon, Digitoonz Media, Technicolor, MPC Films, Byjus, Wackytoon, Cimpress, 2Adpro, Digital Maya Studios and Vista Prints and others.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “I congratulate MESC on this special endeavor. Their efforts in creating a robust and vibrant skill eco-system for catalyzing quality vocational training in the media and entertainment sector, are commendable. The sector has significant potential, and bridging the gap between the industry and adequate skilled professionals, it can reach newer heights. Through our efforts under Skill India Mission, we aim to create a competent workforce not only fulfilling the demands of the domestic market but also making its mark, globally.”
Mr. Subhash Ghai, Renowned Filmmaker, Educationist and Chairman, MESC, while launching the festival said that, “Film industry alone employs professionals in 72 vocational skills. Our partners meet the changing needs of the media and entertainment industry when it comes to training the students. Along with creating a skilled youth, MESC is dedicated to creating future leaders by providing them with a stepping stone to start their careers.” Adding to Mr. Ghai’s statement, Mr. Mohit Soni, CEO, MESC said, “We wanted to set a benchmark for the industry that this many number of job fairs can be conducted across the country in such a short span of time. We are hopeful for 100% placements in the festival.”
Dr. Anuj Kacker, President & Executive Director, Aptech Ltd, said “The demand for right skilled, quality manpower currently outstrips supply in the Media and Entertainment industry. At Arena Animation & MAAC, we empower our students by not only honing the creative talent of the students and providing them with the right technical skills but also by developing their personality, communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. The emphasis is on developing their career in the long term and not only on helping them get their first jobs.” He continued, “Through the Great Indian Media Job Festival in association with Media & Entertainment Skill Council will not only help the candidates find their dream jobs but also help the recruiters by providing a large pool of talent from which to find the right match.”
To participate in the ‘Great Indian Media Job Festival’, candidates (students & job seekers) can enquire or walk-in and register themselves on-the-spot free of registration cost at their nearest Arena Animation/MAAC Centers in the above mentioned cities. Alternatively, they can also reach out to 1-800-209-1444 or register themselves at http://www.mescjobs.com/register. According to FICCI Frames 2019, with its current trajectory, the M&E sector is expected to cross INR 2.35 trillion (US$33.6 billion) by 2021 at a CAGR of 11.6%, therefore giving enormous opportunities to the skillful students and job seekers looking to make a strong career in media and entertainment industry.

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