Chennai : L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS), a leading global pure play engineering Services Company, announced that it has been conferred with the prestigious NASSCOM Digital Skills Award for 2017. The industry body through this award gave a formal recognition to LTTS’ continued success in aligning its offerings with the rising customer demand for Digital Engineering.
In a landscape where technology adoption is precipitating an acute skill gap in the workforce, the NASSCOM Digital Skill Award was instituted as a platform to enable technology firms to showcase their digital skills pipeline.
Considering the influence digital technology now has on businesses, jobs, people and the world economy, the requisite to build digital capabilities among the existing and future workforce is indispensable. To help create a modern digital workforce, LTTS, during the course of the year, undertook a unique project termed ‘Project Unity’ that encompassed over 2,000 digital training sessions covering over 1,700 employees. This transformation program on digital skillsets will align LTTS’ offerings to the growing demand for digital through identification of key skills across Machine Learning, IoT protocols, Edge Analytics, Robotics & Senor Fusion, among others.
Taking cognizance of the emerging skill deficit facing governments, educational institutions and global businesses, the company’s new labs and centers across Bangalore, Vadodara, Mysore, Chennai and Mumbai are equipped with state of the art technology that will empower the youth to meet the demands of Fourth Industrial Revolution and enable employees to develop deeper expertise and specialist engineering skills.
A number of technology firms today are now getting on board with this reorientation either by utilizing their in-house capabilities or by collaborating with ecosystem partners and this recognition from NASSCOM validates the proactive initiatives that were taken by LTTS in the area of digital skills training for a future-ready workforce.
“The NASSCOM Digital Skills Award is a testament to our efforts to reskill and upskill engineers and make them future ready. As a leading global engineering services company, LTTS is helping construct the ecosystem for digital engineering skill development and bring forth new initiatives to explore complementary business to core engineering thus enabling the creation of new channels for revenues,” said Dr Keshab Panda, CEO & Managing Director L&T Technology Services.
“The future belongs to digital and hence it’s imperative for stakeholders including the enablers to proactively equip their workforce to align with industry demands. NASSCOM is supportive as always of any initiative that is focused on this objective. It is pleasant to know the strong focus exhibited by LTTS on inculcating digital reskilling across the organizational level has met with rapid success among all stakeholders- employees, customers and the industry, said Mr R Chandrashekhar, President of NASSCOM.
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