Tech Mahindra has partnered with edX.org, an online open source learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT to reskill its 117,000 employees.
The initiative is aimed at reskilling Tech Mahindra’s existing 117,000 employees in India and across the globe, enabling their development and growth through world class programs offered by leading Universities in areas like IoT, cyber security, VR, machine learning, big data, analytics etc.
As part of the partnership Tech Mahindra will also offer opportunities for pre-identified learners enrolled in an edX MicroMasters program. Anyone who completes these programs and meets the minimum criteria of education and work experience, Tech Mahindra will assure a job interview with the company.
Tech Mahindra has worked out special schemes for its employees where they can self fund the certifications at discounted rates to be reimbursed on successful completion of the course. edX platform leverages the years of classroom learning experience of best universities in the world with neuroscience to deliver an active learning experience and holds the learner’s interest while learning online.
CP Gurnani, CEO and MD, Tech Mahindra commented, “Training and Reskilling are more imperative and relevant to reinvent and tap into new market opportunities arising out of technological change and new customer requirements. We are excited to work together with edX because careers will be facilitated with a blended learning environment as well as this gives us the opportunity to bring in new ideas to the table and enhance our customer’s experiences.”
Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT Professor said, “Through this innovative work with Tech Mahindra, we are working together to offer learners the tools they need to gain knowledge in the most cutting edge fields, including cyber security, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, big data and business analytics amongst others, in order to fast-track their careers and secure in-demand jobs.”