The Nasscom Sector Skills Council (SSC) on 4 January 2013 signed a memorandum of understanding with NIIT to train one lakh students over the next three years for business/ knowledge process outsourcing and legal process outsourcing jobs.
Both the organization had jointly introduced two new courses — Foundation Skills in IT (FSIT) for engineering graduates and Global Business Foundation Skills (GBFS) for graduates of all streams which directly aims to train 30000 students in the first year.
Both the programmes are of duration of 120 hours each and cover topics ranging from technology to soft skills and professional skills and project management. Most of the topics covered are relevant to multiple industries but all students are eligible to take part in the programme.
The courses had been specifically designed and developed by the IT-ITeS SSC of Nasscom and the achievement levels are certified through the Nasscom Assessment of Competence -Technology.
Major Indian multinational information technology (IT) services, business solutions company like those of Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Accenture, Genpact, IBM, Dell, Cognizant, Convergys and Microsoft are all part of the Nasscom Skills Council.
NIIT’s training expertise together with Nasscom’s industry insights will empower college students across India.