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Wipro partners with Nasscom to skill students

Bengaluru: Wipro has partnered with industry body Nasscom to start a training platform on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, data science, internet of things, cybersecurity.

Through this platform, Wipro will train 10,000 students from more than 20 engineering colleges in India.

This is a 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.

The programme has now been extended to students directly through Future Skills, a new age Nasscom platform built to bridge the industry-academia skill gap and help students learn new-age technologies, said Wipro in a press release.

The first phase of the programme was rolled out by Debjani Ghosh, President, Nasscom and Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro.

“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,” Premji was quoted saying in the release.

Wipro’s initiative, to be made available on Future Skills, will create a talent pool of students, certified by the company and Nasscom. “We strongly encourage IT companies to adopt this model, and hire these well-equipped students,” said Ghosh.

Source: Economic Times