Bengaluru-based Wipro Ltd has partnered with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) to train 10,000 students from over 20 engineering colleges in India as part of the ‘Future Skills’ platform. The first phase of the programme was rolled out on Tuesday.
“This is part of Wipro’s corporate social responsibility programme, TalentNext which aims to enhance the quality of engineering education by preparing faculty and academic leaders to train students,” Wipro said in a statement.
The programme has now been extended to students directly through Future Skills, which is a Nasscom initiative to bridge the industry-academia skill gap and help students keep pace with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, cyber security, and internet of things (IoT).
Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Nasscom’s Future Skills platform that seeks to initially upskill 40 lakh IT employees and prospective job seekers in emerging technologies. According to Nasscom, this is the largest industry-led initiative in India, supported by all its member companies.
“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,” said Debjani Ghosh, president, Nasscom.