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April 22, 2018

NASSCOM Foundation planning more tie-ups to boost skill development of rural and semi-urban youth


Hyderabad : The Nasscom Foundation, an arm of the National Association of Software and Services Companies, is planning to talk to more corporates to expand and sustain its skill development programme. At present, 15 firms have joined hands with the foundation to offer skill development courses to over one-lakh students across the country.

Arise by Aricient

The campaign is aimed at training students, particularly from financially backward families, in soft skills, accounting, basic computer skills and software modules.

Nasscom Foundation CEO Shrikanth Sinha said the first edition of the programme trained students from tier-ii and tier-iii colleges in courses that made them employable. He was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a graduation ceremony, where over 900 students from various colleges in the region, completed the Arise by Aricient initiative and received certificates.

A good number of them have already started getting job offers from companies such as Google, Genpact, Amazon and IBM, with an average salary package of ₹3-5 lakh a year.

“We will also assist them in placements by organising job fairs,” said Shrikanth. The foundation is considering an alliance with the TASK, the Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge, to roll out programmes to deliver job-oriented skills in colleges in rural and semi-urban areas.

Delivered through MindMap LLP, a vocational training provider, the On-Campus programme equipped students from select colleges with skills that ranged from Java, database management, MS Office to software testing.

“This programme also trained them in essentials such as oral and written communication, business etiquette, problem solving, time management, customer orientation and interview skills,” he said.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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