Aricent to impart employable skills to 2,500 engineering students in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation

Aricent to impart employable skills to 2,500 engineering students in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation

Bangalore, November 26, 2015: Aricent and NASSCOM Foundation jointly announced the launch of ‘Aricent Employability Program’ a unique CSR initiative to create greater employability opportunities for 2500 college students, by up-skilling engineering undergraduates across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Delhi NCR regions.

Delivered through India’s leading vocational training provider/s and governed by NASSCOM Foundation, this On-Campus program will equip students in select cities and colleges with skills in specialized areas such as JAVA, Testing and Software Development, among others enabling them to find employment across the IT-BPM industry. This program will also train them in essentials such as oral and written communication, business etiquettes, problem solving, time management, customer orientation, interview skills and other soft skills required to enhance their employment opportunities. The candidates will be assessed on the NDSC- SSC NASSCOM Qualification Parameters(QP) and certified on the relevant Job role , enhaning the chances of employment.

Congratulating the team at the India Office, Ms. Payal Koul Mirakhur, Chief Strategy Officer, Aricent, said, “Aricent has always worked towards transforming lives through its innovative product engineering services and this CSR intervention is just an extension to this ultimate goal. With the help of NASSCOM Foundation, we intend to create a win-win situation for the young students and the industry - where the industry gets highly skilled graduates right from the college and the students get vastly enhanced employment opportunities.

The vocational training curriculum content will be developed by the training providers in collaboration with Aricent and will be aligned to NASSCOM Sector Skills Council’s (NASSCOM SSC) QPs. NASSCOM Foundation will be responsible for fund utilization, monitoring the implementation and CSR impact reporting of the project and will also be responsible for governance on the success metrics for the Project.

Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “How to make engineering graduates more employable is a puzzle, the industry has been trying to solve for quite some time now. We are glad to partner with Aricent to train the youth on key skills and make them employment ready for any IT-BPM company to hire. This partnership also is a great example of how CSR money can be used for the benefit of creating more employment opportunities for the ever expanding young population of our country.”

NASSCOM Foundation along with Aricent has identified two training partners, iPRIMED and Global Talent Track to carry out the on-campus skills development under this project. The training will be delivered through a series of online and classroom sessions, including project work and learning events like project competitions, tech talks, Industry leadership talks etc.

Program culmination will include a joint certification from NASSCOM SSC, Aricent, Training Partners and NASSCOM Foundation. The students will also be given placement assistance at the end of the course through regular job fairs and campus connect programs conducted by NASSCOM Foundation and the training partners.

About Aricent:

Aricent is the world’s #1 pure-play product engineering services firm. The company has 20-plus years experience co-creating ambitious products with the top networking, telecom, software, semiconductor, Internet and industrial companies. The firm's 11,000-plus engineers focus exclusively on software-powered innovation for the connected world. Key investors are KKR & Co. LP and Sequoia Capital.

About NASSCOM Foundation:

NASSCOM Foundation is a leading non-profit organization driving technology for good. The Foundation’s work is just as expansive and evolutionary as the potential that technology and corporate India entail. Drawing strength from its parent body NASSCOM, the Foundation works closely with four major stakeholders: NASSCOM member companies, NGOs, emerging social enterprises and Government, ‘changing India bit by bit’ - a journey to foster a strategic relationship between technology and development. NASSCOM Foundation’s core initiatives include working for Persons with Disabilities, fostering innovative solutions for social good, creating unique skilling models for underserved communities, and digital literacy where it is the industry partner to the Govt. of India’s National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM / DiSHA)

Please visit www.nasscomfoundation.org for more information.

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