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Aricent & NASSCOM Foundation to provide employable skills to engineering students
HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 29 January 2016

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Around 2500 college students are expected to benefit from this upskilling exercise, which will be delivered through vocational training providers and governed by the NASSCOM Foundation.

Engineering services firm, Aricent, which employs over 11,000 engineers, has joined hands with NASSCOM Foundation to provide employability skills training to engineering undergraduates, across Delhi NCR, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Around 2500 college students are expected to benefit from this upskilling exercise, which will be delivered through vocational training providers and governed by the NASSCOM Foundation.

This on-campus programme will equip students, in select cities and colleges, with skills in specialised areas, such as JAVA, testing and software development, among others, enabling them to find employment across the IT-BPM industry.

The programme will be assisted by two training partners, iPRIMED and Global Talent Track, to carry out on-campus skill development. The training will be delivered through a series of online and classroom sessions, including project work and learning events like project competitions, tech talks and industry leadership talks.

It will culminate in a joint certification from the NASSCOM Sector Skills Council (NASSCOM SSC), Aricent, Training Partners and NASSCOM Foundation. The students will also be given placement assistance at the end of the course, through regular job fairs and campus connect programmes conducted by NASSCOM Foundation and the training partners.

This programme will also train the students in oral and written communication, business etiquettes, problem solving, time management, customer orientation, interview skills and other soft skills required to enhance their employment opportunities.

The candidates will be asessed on the NDSC-SSC NASSCOM Qualification Parameters(QP) and certified on the relevant job role , enhaning the chances of employment.

Payal Koul Mirakhur, chief strategy officer, Aricent, says, “With the help of NASSCOM Foundation, we intend to create a win-win situation for young students and the industry — wherein the industry gets highly skilled graduates right from the college and the students get vastly enhanced employment opportunities.”

The vocational training curriculum content will be developed by the training providers in collaboration with Aricent, and be aligned to NASSCOM SSC’s QPs. The NASSCOM Foundation will be responsible for utilising the funds, monitoring the implementation and CSR impact, reporting, and also governing the success metrics for the project.

Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation says, “How to make engineering graduates more employable is a puzzle the industry has been trying to solve, for quite some time now. This partnership is a great example of how CSR money can be used for the benefit of creating more employment opportunities for the ever expanding young population of our country.”

The move is aimed to boost a healthy and productive work environment as well as emotionally uplift the company’s workforce.

© 2016 HR Katha
Last modified on Friday, 29 January 2016

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