Directorate General of Training (DGT), join
hands with Cisco and Accenture to set up a future-ready employability
skilling programme for ITI students across the country. Along with the
implementation partner Quest Alliance, this programme will equip
students enrolled in ITIs across India with skills for the digital
economy over the next two years.
The programme includes tailor-made curriculum with modules for digital
literacy, career readiness, employability skills and advanced technology
skills such as data analytics, and a blended learning model enabled by a
combination of online self-learning via the Bharat Skills portal and
Nearly 1,500,000 students across all the ITIs in India can access the digital learning module via the Bharat Skills portal.
Additionally, the initial phase of the in-classroom training programme
is being rolled out across 227 ITIs in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Bihar and
Assam, targeting more than 1,00,000 youth.
The in-classroom programme will deliver more than 240 hours of training
to impart critical 21st century skills, including digital literacy and
digital fluency skills; workplace readiness skills and career management
skills. The online module is optimised for mobile phones to enable
onthe-go self-learning, and the toolkit also includes train the trainer
Cisco will also provide access to Networking Academy courses directly to
ITI students across the country. DGT and Cisco have decided to work
together for the purpose of expanding digital skills into ITI
educational system across India.
HCL to roll out Tech Bee programme
HCL Technologies is all set to roll out “Tech Bee”, a company initiative
under which it trains and hires students who have completed Plus II,
across several states, a senior official of the tech giant said last
HCL Technologies executive vice-president Srimathi Shivashankar said the
pilot programme of “Tech Bee”, which was taken up two years ago in
Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu yielded good results.
As many as 700 students have now become employees of the company while
some of them are pursuing higher studies as part of the initiative, she
added. “We have not fixed a number for recruiting students. This is
first time we are actually going into many states to assess the quality
and the aspirations of the students,” she said at a press conference
The company was looking at Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra
PradeshandKarnataka in the south, Srimathi Shivashnark said adding in
the North they were looking at Haryana, UP, Uttarakhand and
Tech Bee, HCL’s early career programme provides students an opportunity
to start early, become financially independent and trendsetters.Students
who wish to join this programme should have scored a minimum of 60 per
cent marks in their Class XII examination with mathematics as a
Students who wish to enrol in the program undergo an entrance test.
Enrolled students are paid stipend of Rs 10,000 per month. While working
at HCL, students can enrol in higher education programmes offered by
reputed institutions like BITS Pilani and SASTRA University. — PTI