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Dec, 18 2018

Nasscom collaborates with IIT-Madras to train people on digital skills

The partnership has taken place between IIT-Madras and the Sector Skills Council (SSC), the education and skill development initiative of Nasscom.

Industry body Nasscom has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for its FutureSkills Platform. Under this platform, Nasscom is targeting to re-skill/upskill four million people from the IT-ITeS industry, students entering the workforce and employees of other industries/government on digital skills.

Nasscom said, "The partnership (with IIT-Madras) will facilitate the building of an able workforce to support the industry and other stakeholders. This will ensure that there is plenty of trained manpower for the jobs being created in the evolving ecosystem." 

The partnership has taken place between IIT-Madras and the Sector Skills Council (SSC), the education and skill development initiative of Nasscom. They both  will work towards building a skills academy 

Amit Aggarwal, Nasscom CEO (IT-ITES Sector Skills Council), said, "This initiative will be a significant catalyst for the IT-ITS industry's FutureSkills initiative, which aims to get India accelerated on the path to becoming the global hub for talent for the new emerging technologies like AI, IOT, CyberSecurity, Big Data, Cloud and BlockChain."

"This partnership will help Nasscom build a future-ready workforce, ready to work with emerging technologies and cutting-edge skills in IT and contribute meaningfully to the tech sector," he added.

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