IBEF: July 12, 2019
TCS iON, a unit of IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has collaborated with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) with an aim to offer students with a digital learning course to prepare them with career skills.
TCS iON has around 20 hour-career skills courses available freely. Courses are expected to cover issues like corporate etiquette, effective e-mail writing, impactful presentations and IT awareness that will be accessible to students through the duration of their degree course.
The course will be available to students present across 10,000 AICTE and will be opened on TCS iON Digital Learning Hub through any device.
This launch is to fill the gap in student’s capabilities in terms of career skills. While students may have strong academic performance but the lack of basic soft skills such as effective communication and interpersonal skills may result in students missing out on job opportunities.
Through the cooperation, TCS, together with educational institutions, aims to help students acquire better career skills.
Ramaswamy, TCS iON Global Head, said the company (TCS) had last year selected 63,000 students from over 2.8 lakh applicants through its National Qualifier Test, but could extend offer letters to only about 30,000. Many of those not selected lacked these career skills. Thus, to enhance the quality of talent pool this program has been launched.
The distinctive course will help enhance placement opportunities for AICTE institutions, thus introducing a strong start to the professional careers of the students. The guidance provided by TCS iON will prepare students for their professional careers and help nurture a highly qualified, knowledgeable, and skilled workforce.
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