Cisco, TSSC sets forth to encourage Skills Development in India
Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) from its barrio, in partnership with Cisco, ITI and UTL, has reportedly organized the Skills Conclave to uphold Skills Development for the telecom sector, taking forward their collective vision of imparting skills training to 80,000 youth across India over the next 18 months.
Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) is an industry-led body jointly promoted by the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA), Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) with Governing Body members together with DEITY, IIM and NSDC.
The event was addressed by Aravind Sitaraman, President, Inclusive Growth, Cisco; K. L. Dhingra, CMD, ITI Ltd., Dr C. Rao Kasarabada, Group Chairman, UTL; Balaram Menon, President, World Trade Centre, Bangalore; and Dr Bose K. Nair, Vice-President, World Trade Centre, Bangalore.
“With the launch of the Skills Development programme, TSSC is addressing one of the biggest challenges Indian businesses face today – the lack of relevant skills and an employable workforce. We have entered into a MoU with TSSC to support the training of over 80,000 youth in India over the next 18 months. As part of this initiative, we will deploy the Cisco Education Enabled Development (CEED) platform – our cloud-based video delivered solution to empower rural India through efficient delivery of skill development courses. This is a great example of how the industry can collaborate with others to use technology as the enabler for inclusive growth in the country,” alleged Aravind Sitaraman, President, Inclusive Growth, Cisco.
Lt Gen (Dr) S. P. Kochhar, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council, handed over Industry Partnership Affiliations to Cisco, ITI and UTL and Skill Development Partnership Affiliation to ITI Ltd., four Cisco-affiliated Training Partners and three Training Partners with their base in Bangalore. TSSC has also signed four Industry MoUs for the promotion of Skills Development.