Sairam-CSS Corp-ICT Academy to Skill Youth

Sairam-CSS Corp-ICT Academy to Skill Youth

Offers training programs to final year college students in soft and technical support skills

CSS Corp, a new age IT services and technology support company has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICT Academy, a not-for-profit society, to jointly launch an extensive training program to skill the youth of rural, urban and low-income family groups in Tamil Nadu. Through this initiative, CSS Corp endeavours to help build the socio-economic conditions of underserved students through quality education and training in IT. The program was officially launched during an inauguration held at Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 3rd of July 2019.

The training program will be conducted in 20 colleges spread across Tamil Nadu. The program targets to provide 100 hours of intensive activity- based training in soft and technical support skills for 1,000 final year graduating students from engineering, arts & science colleges located in the rural and urban areas of Tamil Nadu.The module includes business communication, grammar, vocabulary, hardware & networking,operating systems, wireless technologies, and career counselling; all of which will be offered by professionals who have industry expertise. College students who aspire to apply for the program should currently be pursuing their final year in Computer Science & IT and must secure an average score of 6 CGPA until the last semester. Volunteers from CSS Corp will be closely involved in the program to monitor the training program, mentor the students and conduct mock interviews and group discussions.

The program is also aimed to skill students from financially backward families with an annual income of less than or equal to 2.5 lakhs. Girl students will be given preference during the selection process to be in line with CSS Corp’s objective of empowering more women in the technology sector.

Speaking about the initiative, Manish Tandon, Chief Executive Officer, CSS Corp said, “One of the major challenges for the IT industry is re-skilling the present and future workforce to bridge the demand-skill gap. CSS Corp has been consistently institutionalizing a culture that promotes learning newer technologies and solutions to embrace the current disruption. This year, through our CSR initiative, we look forward to imparting the skill expertise that we have curated to deserving students through quality education and proper training. We are privileged to partner with ICT Academy to design a program that will effectively empower students of Tamil Nadu to be truly future-ready”.

M Sivakumar
Chief Executive Officer,
ICT Academy

"CSR comes as a big boon for the underprivileged and the development of rural India. We at ICT Academy, being a not-for-profit organization continued partnering with several leading companies across India for implementing their CSR objectives in the areas of Employability Skill Development, Youth Empowerment, Capacity Development of Teachers,, Digital Empowerment, Entrepreneurship Development, literacy initiatives and Women Empowerment. Thanks to CSS Corp for coming up with such a high-impact initiative under their CSR.Through this partnership with CSS Corp, ICT Academy being the skill development institution, is delighted to train the students on latest technology skills and increase their opportunity to acquire a good job in the industry. This is a welcome initiative by CSS Corp, and I believe this would make a positive impact with the beneficiaries’ families, as well as the industry by bridging the skill gap".

Sai Prakash Leomuthu,
Chief Executive Officer,
Sairam Institutions

"Technology is revolutionizing almost every vertical of the industry. There were days, where one would ‘learn, do & excel’ throughout the journey of his/her career; now things have changed. The present industrial scenario demands the employees to learn, do…repeat and excel’. There is a need for constant learning for anyone to survive in the industry. In the case of students, the traditional education is no more sufficient to acquire a job. Students should look beyond curriculum, and acquire lot many skills. Sairam Institutions is grateful to extend our support towards the CSR initiative of CSS Corp in preparing the students beyond placements through their technology and soft skill training."

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