NASSCOM Partners with IIT-Madras for Training Workforce in Digital Skills


NASSCOM will work with IIT-Madras through its Sector Skills Council (SSC) to build an academy for digital skills training

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) to train four million people from the Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services (IT-ITes) on digital skills. It has introduced a FutureSkills platform to train professionals as well as students to equip them with the required knowledge on digital skills.

SSC and IIT-Madras

NASSCOM’s education and skill development initiative, Sector Skills Council (SSC), will work directly with IIT-Madras to build a skills academy and establish a program with extensive courses and training modules to facilitate skill building in the institution.

The industry body said in a statement that the collaboration would facilitate an able workforce to support the industry and other stakeholders. The aim is to ensure that there is plenty of trained manpower for the jobs being created in the evolving ecosystem.

IT-ITes Industry

Amit Aggarwal, CEO (IT-ITES Sector Skills Council), NASSCOM, said that the FutureSkills initiative would be a significant catalyst for the IT-ITS industry. Creating a global pool of talent for the emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), CyberSecurity, Big Data, Cloud and Blockchain is one of the main aims of NASSCOM’s platform.