Tech Mahindra, University of Nebraska Sign MoU to Create Future-Ready Workforce

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Through this partnership, Tech Mahindra aims to equip students and faculty with digital skills required for working with cyber security, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Tech Mahindra has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) to train local talent, support academic research and create solutions leveraging next-generation technologies.

They would work together in areas of knowledge enrichment, hiring, industry-faculty collaboration and share mutual information technology (IT) expertise.

Key initiatives of this collaboration will focus on several different elements like partnership on the advisory board, capability development, student capstone projects and internships, publication, product and patent support, potential recruitment into Tech Mahindra, industry visits and conducting workshops, webinars, seminars and events.

Through this partnership, Tech Mahindra said it will help arm UNO students and faculty with the latest digital capabilities and in-demand skills needed to join the technology workforce.

The students and the faculty will gain access to Tech Mahindra’s expertise in new digital technologies through regular speaker events, webinars and hackathons. Tech Mahindra will also work closely with the students and faculty on proof-of-concepts, whitepapers and research projects. In addition, Tech Mahindra will offer workshops and industry visits to allow students to experience the practical side of working in Information Technology and digital industry.

Providing a platform for innovation

Lakshmanan Chidambaram, President, Americas Strategic Verticals, Tech Mahindra, said, “Our collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Omaha will provide a platform for innovation, arising out of technology research and help in solving real-world business problems by leveraging digital solutions. It will give us several opportunities for joint pursuits, especially in the area of research and technology.”

Tech Mahindra aims to attract a diverse range of individuals and competencies from the local Omaha, Nebraska area and equip them with digital skills required for working with cyber security, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Deepak Khazanchi, Associate Dean, University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), said, “We’re incredibly excited to launch a meaningful partnership with a global IT company like Tech Mahindra. Combined with our unique multidisciplinary approach to IT education and research, this partnership will help further engage our students and faculty with new and innovative opportunities.”