“The partnership is a prominent landmark in the journey of NASSCOM’s Sector Skills Council and builds on our initiative to accelerate the skills base at the university level. The common objective is to showcase India as the global hub for talent development in emerging technologies as well as globally recognized process structures.”said Mr. Amit Aggarwal, CEO, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM after signing an MoU with Dr. G Viswanathan, Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) on 27th November at NASSCOM headquarters in Delhi.
- VIT has signed up for 7500 licenses under NASSCOM’s FutureSkills platform along with 3 QP adoptions.
- NASSCOM will generate secured certificates through their partner, Pitney Bowes, for successful candidates who complete the program.
- The faculty would even have access to the train the trainer program provided by SSC NASSCOM and will be certified by them as well
The main objective of the partnership between NASSCOM and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu is to promote hiring across the industry and to ensure a well-equipped and industry ready workforce.
The partnership will portray the employability skills of candidates from VIT and the Licensed Training Provider (LTP) by their adoption of the NOS. The main objective of the collaboration is to showcase the conduct of assessments and certification on Qualification Packs (QP) and National Occupational Standards (NOS).
Speaking on the collaboration, Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) said, “The partnership will nurture the skill development of students of VIT. Along with the courses that are provided to 7500 students, the Future Skill platform will contribute to building a future-ready workforce and benefit the technology sector of the country.”
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NASSCOM will ensure timely completion of assessment and its certifications developed by NSDC through the Sector Skills Council for all candidates of VIT. The university will in turn avail the Qualification Pack courseware as guides for the student handbook and to develop training modules.
The partnership also involves direct updates being shared with NASSCOM on new and existing batches registered on SDMS that are to be assessed. It will also work towards transforming the higher education system by enabling a robust supply of digital talent for the industry and country as a whole. Such a collaboration will form an alliance that works towards the government initiatives to support the IT sector and technology workforce of the country.