DXC Technology and NASSCOM Foundation have jointly introduced the Employability Skills Program to train 7,500 underserved students in ‘New-Age Technologies’.
A social initiative of DXC Technology, the program will train students from 35-plus tier II and tier III technical and non-technical colleges from the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, UI-UX design and Cybersecurity.
Speaking at the program launch event, Lokendra Sethi, Head of HR India, DXC Technology, said, “We are immensely proud to collaborate with NASSCOM for this skilling program of students across India. It has been DXC’s focus to build a stronger future for society by enabling the youth of our country. With access to the right skills and education, these students will become future innovators and leaders. We look forward to welcoming several of these young aspiring professionals to intern with us at the end of the program.”
Addressing her vision for the program and its alignment with the Skill India movement, Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, said, “If India has to take her rightful place in the top pecking order of global economies, training India’s young talent in the technologies of the future is no longer an option. It is an urgent need. Through blended learning models with Future Skills Prime as the platform, we are trying to provide underserved students high-quality training right at their desktops. We thank DXC for supporting this unique initiative. Initiatives like these will encourage corporations to use their CSR funds towards skilling for the future, which in turn will make India a hub for future-ready skilled resources.”
NASSCOM Foundation and DXC Technology have identified TMI e2E Academy as the training partner and the NASSCOM and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s ‘Future Skills Prime’ as the training platform for this program. The program has already onboarded 2,500 candidates and plans to enroll approximately 5,000 more students by the end of August 2021.
This unique social collaboration by DXC Technology will engage students through 80 hours of a blended learning-based curriculum, divided into three levels. The first level will be common for all where the students will undertake a 14-hour ‘Digital 101’ course through Future Skills Prime.
Throughout the program, the Future Skills Prime portal will also facilitate co-learning through quizzes and forums, encouraging students to share their experiences.