NASSCOM has entered into a collaborative MoU with CMR University (CMRU) where the University will integrate Global Business Foundation Skills (GBFS) Courseware developed by NASSCOM (IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council) in its curriculum. The two will then offer measurable training programs to students and enhance employability skill sets of engineering graduates.
Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director-SSC & Vice President, NASSCOM stated "This MoU is a key milestone in our mission to develop skills ready workforce. According to NASSCOM's National Skills Mission, about 500 million professionals would need to be skilled by 2022 to make them employable.
To be able to achieve this target, a structured approach involving all stakeholders is imperative. Skill gap needs to be addressed through comprehensive efforts, at various levels and catering to different needs of the society and industry. Through this collaboration, we hope we will be able to nurture the next generation of talent for the industry. "
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The NASSCOM Sector Skills Council will also conduct ‘Train-the-Trainer' programs for college faculty involved in this project. Only trained faculty members will be able to train students on the GBFS program.
NASSCOM will also provide guidelines & recommendations related to aspects of the GBFS program such as faculty selection, student selection, infrastructure for training and evaluation. CMR University will conduct the NASSCOM Assessment of Competence before and after the GBFS training and mobilize the faculty to facilitate teaching-learning support for pursuance of the courses to enhance student employability.