Media and Entertainment Skills Council(MESC) in association with Aptech Ltd’s two major brands Arena Animation and MAAC (Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics) organized the year’s biggest virtual media job festival. This was a month-long job fair started Oct 15th, 2020 to present job opportunities to the Animation, VFX, Gaming & Computer Graphics (AVGC ) students in a post-Covid-19 scenario. The closing ceremony had honorable panelists including Mr. Subhash Ghai, (Renowned Indian Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter & Educationist, Chairman-MESC), Mr. Mohit Soni, Chief Executive Officer- MESC, Mr. Salim Arif (Production designer and Actor), Mr. Jaikant Singh (Senior Head- State Government, Citizen Engagement and World Skills India, NSDC) Dr. Anuj Kacker (President and Executive director, Aptech Limited) along with other senior management team from Aptech Limited.
The ceremony commenced with an overview of one month virtual job fair by Mr. Mohit Soni, CEO, Media& Entertainment Skills Council. Mr. Soni welcomed all the dignitaries of the panel for their gracious presence and congratulated the candidates for outshining in the interviews. At the month-long, Biggest Virtual Media Job Festival, more than 300 recruiters hired in different job roles like Graphic Design, 3D Modelling, VFX, Web Designing, Motion Graphics, Rotos copy, Animation and more job roles.
Mr. Subhash Ghai, renowned filmmaker, educationist, and Chairman the Media & Entertainment Skills Council revealed a lot of interesting facts about skill development, industry jobs, the required commitment, demand & supply, and the responsibility of recruiters and candidates.
Mr. Ghai proudly launched the December Special Edition of Media & Entertainment Skills Council’s Monthly Magazine “Media TalkBack – Digital Media Trending”.
Praising the team effort, Mr. Salim Arif, Production Designer & Actor congratulated MESC and its supporting Partner Aptech Ltd for setting a great example by providing job opportunities at a time when people needed it the most.
Dr. Anuj Kacker, President & Executive Director, Aptech Ltd, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to end the year 2020 on a high note with the ‘Biggest Virtual Media Job Festival’ consisting of Industry HR Sessions, Mock Interviews Grooming Sessions, Quiz sessions etc. jointly organized by Industry Connects, Alliances & Placement team at Aptech Limited and MESC team. The hiring companies are digitally savvy and are looking for skilled job seekers in the media & entertainment industry. According to a recent report by KPMG on the M&E industry in the post-covid-19 scenario, the ‘digital billion’ trajectory is set to accelerate significantly by virtue of the lockdown with not just the addition of new users but also increasing comfort and confidence of the existing digital citizenry.”
He added, “The demand for content on a mix of platforms including OTT and other digital media is growing exponentially and it comes as no surprise that even mainstream cinemas are today seeing a digital release. I am confident that the Animation, Gaming and VFX segment is expected to lead the industry growth which in turn will open a floodgate of job opportunities in both – the traditional as well as digital entertainment segment. 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 Biggest Virtual Media Job Festival in association with MESC is not just our effort to facilitate large pool of talent to top recruiters but also reduce the gap between demand and supply of manpower in the growing media and entertainment industry.”