AICTE and TCS iON collaborate to empower students with career skills – Tata Consultancy Services’ iON (TCS iON) and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) are partnering together to equip the students with different career skills. TCS iON is a unit of IT major TCS. It plans to come up with several digital learning courses so that the students can develop different career skills.
As of now, TCS iON has designed a career skills course whose duration is of 20 hours and is free. It will cover different topics such as e-mail writing in an effective manner, how to make presentations which can make an impact, corporate etiquette and IT awareness. Students will be able to access these courses while they simultaneously study for their degree courses.
Lakhs of students from more than 10,000 institutes which are affiliated under AICTE would be able to access these courses during the tenure of their degree courses. They would be provided with a unique ID and password through which they can access the TCS iON Digital Learning Hub from any device. With this program, the company aims to enhance the quality of talent pools among the students. It will not only benefit the company, but every industry.
Venguswamy Ramaswamy who is the Global Head of TCS iON stated that currently TCS is one of the largest recruiters of the engineering graduates in India. Their recruiters have spotted that there is a gap regarding career skills in the competencies among the students. Although some students perform great in academics, but they lack certain soft skills such as interpersonal skills and effective communication skills. Due to this, they end up losing several job opportunities.
With this partnership, the TCS aims to develop better career skills among the students. Ramaswamy further stated that last year TCS had organised a National Qualifier Test, where over 2 lakhs students had participated and 63,000 students had been selected. However, the company could give offer letters to only 30,000. Those who were not selected lacked basic career skills.