NSDC, CMC to train J&K youth for global IT industry

| | Updated on: Feb 06, 2013

CMC Ltd and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have announced an alliance to launch the Udaan initiative in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).  

Under the initiative, CMC plans to train graduates from J&K in specialised IT skills in the area of software engineering, software development, embedded systems and IT infrastructure management through their flagship CMC JET (Job Enablement Training) programme that will lead them to careers in the IT Industry.

The selected youth will go through a three- to four-month full-time training programme in CMC Academy centres, followed by three months of on-the-job training.

NSDC CEO Dilip Chenoy said, “We are confident that CMC joining the Udaan project would also encourage other leading corporate houses to get involved with this private sector-led skilling initiative for empowering the youth of J&K.”

“CMC is committed to empowering the youth of India through specialised job enabling programmes, bridging the skills gap and making youth employable across a variety of skill areas,” said R. Ramanan, CEO, CMC Ltd.

Recent estimates suggest that only 10 per cent of the total workforce in the country is receiving some kind of skills training.

According to the NSSO survey, only 6 per cent of the total workforce (459 million) is in the organised sector. The World Economic Forum indicates that only 25 per cent of all Indian professionals are considered employable by the organised sector.

India’s accelerated economic growth and increasing demand for skilled manpower will require intensive efforts if the country is to achieve the target of up-skilling 500 million workers by 2022.

Published on March 12, 2018

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