Skilling programme for ITI students


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 in-classroom modules. 

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 resources.  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 week.

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 recently.

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 Maharashtra. 

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 compulsory subject.

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