NIIT has joined hands with Microsoft India to participate in its ‘Women in Tech’ initiative. As part of this program, NIIT will utilize its nationwide network to train& certify girl students &women in the latest Microsoft technologies, through Technology Skill enhancer courses. This will enable young girls and women in the country to find suitable careers in IT and accelerate their growth in the fast-evolving IT industry.
Speaking about the program, Vijay Thadani, Chief Executive Officer, NIIT Limited said, “NIIT and Microsoft have been strategic partners for over two decades now, with the unified purpose of developing contemporary talent pool for the Global IT Industry. The IT services industry in India is already at the forefront in terms of employing women. It gives us great pleasure to join hands with Microsoft to further open and accelerate challenging career avenues for Women in Tech.”
Commenting on the participation of NIIT, Alison Cunard, General Manager, Microsoft Learning said, “As a woman in technology, I’ve seen first-hand how the right training can create great careers. I’ve also seen how getting women into technology builds more effective teams and helps both men and women succeed. I’m very pleased to be part of the Women in Tech initiative in India – it’s a chance for Microsoft to help women, and India, fill the IT-skills gap and build an economy for the 21st century. We’re proud to work with partners such as NIIT, and support their drive to create quality training and new opportunities.”
As part of the program and invitational offer, NIIT will be offering special scholarships to women for a range of programs till 31st December, 2014. Moreover, to give this initiative a boost, NIIT will organize about 25 Job Fairs in the top 10 cities exclusively for women aspirants during the next 12 months. Associated career counselling & mentoring will also be provided. Furthermore, NIIT will be hiring experts who would become lead trainers for the Women in Tech initiative.