TSSC and IBM collaborate to address skills gaps in cloud, IoT, big data

Karan Bajwa. Managing Director, IBM India

Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) and IBM have reached an agreement to address skill gaps in cloud, IoT, big data and mobility.

Under the program, IBM and TSSC plan to develop an innovative curriculum, designed by technology experts from IBM and domain specialists from TSSC. Students will have access to relevant IBM software and platforms, including IBM Cloud, IBM Watson IoT platform, Big Data Solutions as well as mobile application development tools.

Upon the successful completion of the program, students and young professionals will be certified by IBM Career Education and TSSC. Currently, TSSC is the only Sector Skill Council offering IBM courses.

“As a part of this initiative, we will work closely with TSSC to enable its partner organizations across the country with the right training and technologies to support the growing needs of the Indian Telecom Sector. We are confident that this partnership will help bridge the skills gap and prepare young Indian professionals for the new collar jobs of today and those to come in the future,” said Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, IBM India.

Commenting on the collaboration, Lt. Gen. (Retired) and CEO of Telecom Sector Skill Council SP Kochhar said, “We are delighted to partner with IBM in our endeavor to train and skill India’s youth, boost growth and productivity in the Telecom sector. We believe IBM’s resources will enable telecom sector professionals with new-age capabilities and narrow the existing gap between demand and supply of skills.”

Students and young professionals can apply for the program directly through TSSC partners. Each course is one-week long, with the program commencing August 2017.

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