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- The company wins the award for second consecutive year
- Competition focusedon the theme ‘Bridging the Gap between Education and Employability in Kerala’


Kochi, June 24th, 2015: UST Global, a leading digital technology services company that provides powerful solutions for Global 1000 companies, today announced that ithas won first position at Kerala Management Association’s 33rdAnnual Competition for Young Managers 2015. The competition recognized original research from teams that examined and articulately presented solutionson bridging the gap between education and employability in Kerala. UST Global’s model framework,‘Attitude, Skills and Knowledge – Methodology, Content and Quality of Teaching’ (ASK-MCQ), which identified the factors of employability and its importance for employers in various sectors, was chosen over 30 other teams that participated.

The jury attributed UST Global’s team success to the meticulous approach in understanding the gaps between education and employability, analyzing data from the research effectively,and representing the study on a simple, easily-understood matrix. Furthermore, UST Global’s presentation in the final round stood outfor creatively incorporating interesting elements of storytelling and Sanskrit ‘shlokas’.

Sunil Balakrishnan, Global Head for Development Center Operations, UST Global said, “We are honouredto be awarded by KMA for the second consecutive year. It recognizes the robust innovation culture of UST Global and reinforcesour mission to transform billions of lives around the world through digital technology. By 2020, India's population is expected to become the world's youngest, with more than 500 million citizens to be under 25 years of age and over two-thirds of the population eligible to work. In order to create and leverage the young talent pool, there would be a need for stronger engagement between academia and industries in addition to developing a sustainable educational infrastructure.With this year’s competition, KMA encouraged the collaboration of young corporate managers, and opened up more ideas to create better job prospects for graduates in Kerala.”

In a felicitation ceremony held at The Center Hotel (Avenue Center), Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, chief guest Shri Loknath Behera IPS, Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services (DGP), handed over the award to UST Global’steam, represented by Sreenath Narayanan, Aniket Yevalkar, Anoop Eledathuparambil, and Ramya Ramakrishnan.

Kerala Management Association promotes managerial excellence among young professional managers of both private and public sector undertakings in the state of Kerala. Over the years, itsannual competition for young managers has been providingprofessionalsthe opportunity to demonstrate their originality,creative thinking, knowledge and professional acumen and thereby win recognition for excellence.


About UST Global

UST Global is a leading digital technology services company that provides powerful solutions for Global 1000 companies. UST Global’s mission is to lead companies through critical digital transformations to drive higher business value. UST Global specializes in six next generation digital services – design, cyber security, mobile, social, analytics and cloud. Powered by the mantra ‘fewer clients, more attention’, UST Global strives for excellence in providing their clients high quality services and a commitment to long-term success. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, UST Global has over 15,000 associates; operating in 25 countries across four continents.


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