Tech Mahindra-FutureSkills Partnership to Upskill Employees

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The collaboration aims to reskill 1 million employees and students in next-generation technologies over a period of five years

Tech Mahindra announced its partnership with FutureSkills, an initiative by NASSCOM and powered by Edcast. This is a step towards reskilling and upskilling Tech Mahindra’s workforce in next-generation technologies. It also aims to enable them to deliver innovative and cutting-edge solutions to the customers.

With this partnership, Tech Mahindra bolsters its mission to transform into a digital organisation with a future-ready workforce to meet the demand for digital services.

Mission to upskill workforce in emerging technologies

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The platform will enable the company to curate the courseware and leverage FutureSkills’ new age learning features like micro-learning, smart cards, live-casting, peer-to-peer interaction, artificial intelligence (AI) based curated learning pathways and journeys to reskill its workforce globally in next-generation futuristic technologies.

These technologies will range from robotic process automation (RPA), AI, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, blockchain, virtual reality, big data analytics, cloud computing and 3D printing.

Provides three-tier internal training programme

The platform plans to reskill employees through a three-tier internal training program and partnerships with online education partners like Unity Technologies, Pluralsight, edX.org. It also aims to provide access to best-in-class learning and enable the associates to develop skills in futuristic technologies to excel in the changing market dynamics.

More than 90 per cent of Tech Mahindra’s technical employees have undergone training in digital familiarisation and primary digital skills. While, 60 per cent of these people have undergone an advanced training in next-generation technologies like IoT, cloud, business intelligence and analytics, networks, security services etc.

The FutureSkills partnership adds another feather to the list of Tech Mahindra’s tie-ups with various academic and universities across the globe such as the University of Berkeley, University of Suffolk, University of Sydney and a newly established Center of Excellence’ (COE) in Canada.

These tie-ups with various universities intended to unlock the next wave of digital disruptions by boosting collaborative innovation, research programs and provide experiential learning opportunities for students.

Tech Mahindra’s reskilling initiatives also include running a program called Botify, to educate, empower and enable all employees in emerging technologies. The FutureSkills program ultimately aims to reskill 1 million professionals along with skilling 1 million potential employees and students in the industry over a period of 5 years.

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