VMware has partnered with Intel in India, to enable women developers to restart their careers after a break.
VMware’s VMinclusion Taara – one of India’s largest upskilling programs will collaborate with Intel’s Home To Office (H2O) program under the umbrella of Intel India’s ecosystem-wide BeingWISE (Women Innovators, Social leaders and Entrepreneurs) initiative to empower developers with relevant skills and career opportunities.
“We are excited about this collaboration with Intel as we come together to empower more women developers in India to return to work successfully. We aim to help bring back talented women developers to the industry by upskilling them with the right resources. Through Taara, we have touched the lives of over 12,000 women in the country and I am overwhelmed by the support this program has received from industry leaders. It reinforces our belief about how many women on career breaks are looking for the right training to be able to come back into the workforce. We look forward to more women benefiting from our association with Intel,” said Duncan Hewett, Senior Vice President & GM, APJ, VMware.
“At Intel, making technology inclusive and expanding emerging technology competencies is central to our corporate purpose. Globally, by 2030 we aim to increase the number of women in technical roles at Intel to 40%, and we remain committed to investing in social equity programs and initiatives that advance our inclusion goals. The collaboration between Intel’s H2O program under the BeingWISE initiative and the VMinclusion Taara program will open avenues for talented women developers in the country who are looking to upskill and find a path back into the workforce after a career break. We believe shaping the skills of women technologists, who make up a critical workforce, is imperative to driving greater innovation and growth for the industry,” said Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India, and Vice President, Intel Foundry Services.
The joint initiative will upskill candidates under the VMinclusion Taara program with Intel also extending eligible free courses from its H2O program to the candidates in Level 2 and above. The free courses will be focused on building skills for developers in India.
VMinclusion Taara candidates in Level 1 and above will be able to avail the Intel AI and VMware Spring courses focused on developers. The courses from Intel will enable them to enhance their knowledge in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Time Series Analysis, DL for Robotics and Anomaly Detection.
Companies such as Bharti Airtel, Cognizant, Cerner, Dell, and NTT Ltd. India Pacific have come forward and pledged their support for the program by considering VMinclusion Taara graduates for open positions in their organizations.
VMware India had also signed an MoU with WE HUB, a Government of Telangana initiative for women entrepreneurs to extend the program in the state.