Tech Mahindra Partners With FutureSkills, An Initiative by NASSCOM, To Reskill & Upskill Employees In Next Gen Technologies - GADGETS & INNOVATIONS


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tech Mahindra Partners With FutureSkills, An Initiative by NASSCOM, To Reskill & Upskill Employees In Next Gen Technologies

Initiative aimed at empowering Tech Mahindra’s associates to make them digital future-ready

Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation and IT based services and solutions today announced its partnership with FutureSkills, an initiative by NASSCOM, powered by Edcast, a leading Silicon Valley organization for personalized learning. This is a step towards reskilling and upskilling Tech Mahindra’s workforce in next gen technologies, to enable them to deliver innovative and cutting-edge solutions to the customers.

Launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in February 2018, FutureSkills is a new age Learning Experience Platform from NASSCOM for building skills in nine futuristic technology areas and 66new age jobs roles and over 155 skills. This initiative is aimed at enabling India to become a global hub for talent in emerging technologies in line with the Digital India initiative.

With this partnership, Tech Mahindra bolsters its mission to transform into a digital organization with a future-ready workforce to meet the demand of digital services.  The platform will enable Tech Mahindra to curate the courseware and leverage FutureSkills’ new age learning features like micro-learning, smart cards, live-casting, peer-to-peer interaction, AI (Artificial Intelligence) 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), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Virtual Reality (VR), Social & Mobile, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and 3D Printing.

As part of its TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is investing heavily in reskilling employees in next generation technologies like Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotics, and Automation, and 5G. The FutureSkills partnership adds another feather to the list of Tech Mahindra’s tie-ups with various academia 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 for unlocking the next wave of digital disruptions by boosting collaborative innovation, research programs and provide experiential learning opportunities to students.

Reskilling employees through a three-tier internal training program and partnerships with online education partners like Unity Technologies, Pluralsight, and now FutureSkills bear testimony of Tech Mahindra’s commitment towards building the capabilities as a consulting services and solutions provider endeavoring to boost digital revenues in sync with changing market dynamics.More than 90 per cent of Tech Mahindra’s technical employees have undergone training in digital familiarization and primary digital skills with over 60 per cent of these people having undergone an advanced training in next generation technologies like Internet of Things, Cloud, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Networks, Security services etc.

Tech Mahindra’s reskilling initiatives also include running a program called ‘Botify’, to educate, empower and enable all employees on cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Robotic Process Automation, Natural Language Processing and related Platforms on Products. Tech Mahindra also has seven ‘Makers Lab’ centres globally across US, UK and Germany including four in India - Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. The Makers Lab is a Research &Development hub for co-innovation of futuristic solutions with customers, partner companies, research institutions, universities and start-ups.

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.

New Delhi, September 04, 2018

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