Request for Proposal invited to create a skilled workforce for IT-ITeS Sector

Equitable opportunities for education and economic empowerment are right for everyone to live with dignity. Nothing, more than education and meaningful employment, has the potential of breaking down the walls built around self. Most IT / ITES companies today have very strong CSR programs through which there is a special focus on hiring underserved communities. Also due to technological shifts companies are looking for skilled workers in advanced computing.

While the WFH becomes the norm, more and more organizations are looking at hiring women candidates for equitable opportunities. About 50% of 150 plus companies — multinationals, large companies, high growth start-ups, and early-age start-ups — which took part in a March 2021 survey said they would hire EWS community with a special focus on women in the first quarter of the year than they did in this period last year.

About The Project

Nasscom Foundation plans on implementing a project through NGO/for-profit partners in Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities across India. The project aims to upskill graduates and graduating youth on advanced IT Tools and Technology and enable them to enter various IT-ITES jobs. The project aims to upskill at least 3500 youth across  India to bring holistic professional development to skilled youth by enabling them to embark on a technology career path thereby increasing their participation in the CORE engineering sector and also contributing to the economic & social development of the country;

  • -25000 Youth will be introduced to a foundational skilling course
  •  3500+ youth will undergo courses ranging from 120 hrs to 200 (both Tech and Non-Tech)
  • 3500+ youth will be mentored in English language & soft skills training as part of placement assistance and placement drive.
  • HR hybrid (80% physical training & 20% online training) or fully physical sessions with guest lectures and employee engagement activities. – Min. 65% placement target

Duration of the Project: 06 months

Eligibility Criteria:

Inviting proposals for executing ‘Skilling Digitally Xcellent Communities’ to Train, Assess, and Certify 3500 youths on placement-linked advanced computing courses such as Full Stack JAVA, Python, Data Analysis, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, etc. to enhance their overall family income. We are looking at implementation partner/s with the below-mentioned criteria:

  • Experienced in implementation and training for youth from marginalized communities from Tier 2 & Tier 3 locations on all or at least three advanced technologies (mentioned above) to leverage their entry into core engineering jobs. (minimum 3-5 years relevant experience).
  • Connect with Community, Colleges & NGOs to mobilize the right set of candidates (Note: both  candidates pursuing degrees & already college pass out with proper degrees will be the target beneficiaries) IP has to provide a demo during the presentation post-clearing phase 1 screening) Strong LMS support system to engage trainees throughout the program and also have the facility to conduct Baseline, end-line & Impact assessments.
  • Experience in providing soft skill training and preparing candidates for interviews and grooming them on professional skills and bringing confidence to face any challenge in interviews and life.
  •  Help beneficiaries to learn the basics of financial literacy as a part of soft skill training to help them manage daily expenses and learn how to save.
  •  Experience in handling both virtual and in-person volunteering and employee engagement.
  • Strong connections with industry and organizations for placement & recruitment of trained candidates. (minimum 3-5 years relevant experience with some success matrix)
  • The applicant organization should have a minimum of 5 years of existence in the current line of operations along with a net worth of 6 to 7 crores.

Scope of Work

  • Setting up the required Infrastructure for the batch-wise training for the 25000 + foundation skilling & 3500 + advanced training in hybrid mode.
  • Preparation of training & placement calendar Program tracker Beneficiaries tracker Monthly progress report
  • Training of 3500+ youth on advanced IT skills along with soft skill training Project-based approach Industry connects through employee engagement and or guest lectures.
  • Baseline & End line assessment to measure and assess the progress of the project against the desired output & outcomes
  • Placement opportunity to all with min 65% placement Post-placement support to retain candidates in jobs
  • Human impact stories (case studies) of successfully placed women – min. 10% of the total target
  • Weekly & Monthly reporting on all parameters of the program execution along with Narrative and comprehensive reports

Locations for Program Reach Out

State (Either one, two, or all); No. of Beneficiaries
Tier 2 & Tier 3 locations 25000 – Foundation skilling; 3500 – employment linked training

Last date for submission: 11 July 2023