- It is a part of Wipro’s corporate social responsibility programme, TalentNext
- The program Future Skills aims to bridge the skill gap between industry and academia
IT major Wipro has partnered with IT body Nasscom to launch a skilling platform called Future Skills for new age technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). This program aims to reach 10,000 students from over 20 engineering colleges in India. The initiative will create a talent pool of students, certified by Wipro and Nasscom.
Rishad Premji, Wipro chairman said, “The magic of this platform is that it allows content and people to come together. It allows curation and learning at one’s own pace. It is nice to see the platform moving downstream to work with students and thus widening the talent pool for the industry.”
Improve the quality of engineering education
It is a part of Wipro’s corporate social responsibility programme, TalentNext. The program aims to improve the quality of engineering education. It does this by preparing faculty and academic leaders to train students as per the company. Future Skills will bridge the skill gap between industry and academia said Wipro. It will also help students to keep pace with the emerging technologies
“The programme has now been extended to students directly through Future Skills, which is a new age platform built to bridge the industry-academia skill gap and help students keep pace with the emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) to make them future-ready,” Wipro said in a statement.
90 million working professionals to the industry by 2030
Nasscom president Debjani Ghosh said that the aim is to add 90 million working professionals to the industry by 2030. She added that the partnership with Wipro will ensure they possess the right skills to be employed. She further added, “The platform enables learning the skills required in emerging technologies. More importantly, it helps individuals develop an aptitude for learning. Wipro has paved the road for many more companies by establishing a model on partnering with universities.”