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Employability Skills Programme places 800 students in IT companies

NASSCOM Foundation and IBM last week announced the conclusion of the first year of the New-collar Employability Skills Programme under which more than 2,500 students from 23 colleges across Karnataka, NCR and Haryana completed the IBM-certified course on emerging technologies of data science and cloud computing. Training partners TMI and iPrimed focused on training students from 23 Tier-2 and Tier-3 non-technical institutions.

After training the NASSCOM Foundation and IBM conducted various placements drives having already placed 800-plus students from the course in companies like HCL Technologies, Mphasis, etc.

This Corporate Social Responsibility intervention by IBM engaged students through an on-campus approach in a 204 hour- long blended training model that uses online and face-face training immersions to build skills in data science and cloud computing, it said.