Wipro and NASSCOM to upskill 10,000 Students in AI, Cloud, IoT, Big Data and CyberSecurity

Wipro to upskill 10,000 students with Nasscom

Wipro has partnered with India's National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to reskill around 10,000 engineering students under the 'Future Skills' platform.

According to the announcement, the Wipro TalentNext program will help to enhance the quality of these engineering students from more than 20 engineering colleges in India by preparing academic and faculty leaders to train students. Wipro's TalentNext program is a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Executive Opinion

President, NASSCOM, Debjani Ghosh, said, "FutureSkills is a truly collaborative platform that was built on the core ideology of a dedicated technology-powered learning resource being developed by the industry, solely for the benefit of the industry. We aim to add 90 million working professionals to the industry by 2030, and our partnership with Wipro will ensure they possess the right skills to be employed. The platform enables learning the skills required in emerging technologies. More importantly, it helps individuals develop an aptitude for learning.  Wipro has paved the road for many more companies by establishing a model on partnering with universities."

Chairman, Wipro Limited, Rishad Premji, said, "I am very passionate about this program. The magic of this platform is that it allows content and people to come together. It allows curation and learning at one’s own pace. It is nice to see the platform moving downstream to work with students and thus widening the talent pool for the industry. We are committed, excited and look forward to attracting more students with new-age skills."

More on Development Initiative

The TalentNext program will leverage the Future Skills platform built by Nasscom to bridge the industry-academia skill gap. The program intends to help students to keep pace with emerging technologies like Cloud computing, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things(IoT) domain.

Wipro revealed that enhancing these students with these latest new technology capabilities will make these graduates more employable, one of the biggest concerns of the engineering graduates in the country.

Wipro and NASSCOM will jointly certify the talent pool from the program, notes the announcement.

NASSCOM is now aiming to add around 90 million working professionals to the industry by 2030. The Future Skills platform enables students to learn the skills required in emerging technologies.

Apart from that, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has approved INR 436 crore for the expansion of Future Skills initiative.

This expanded digital platform will be named as Future Skills PRIME (a Programme for Reskilling/ Upskilling of IT Manpower for Employability). The program is aimed to train 4 lakh professionals in the next three years.

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