EClerx and NASSCOM Foundation Train 480+ Underserved Engineering Students

Mumbai, 4th May 2017: eClerx – a global provider of critical business operations services to over 50 Fortune 500 companies and NASSCOM Foundation, announced the completion of training of480+ engineering students under the eSkills Employability Enhancement Programme.

The eSkillsEmployability Enhancement Programme is an eClerx CSR initiative and isconceptualized and governed by NASSCOM Foundation. Under the program, thestudents were trained on industry aligned courses in Analytics and CRM(Non-voice) through an on-campus approach across six tier-2 andtier-3 colleges. From the 530+ enrolled students, 64% were girls. A total of480 cleared the final NASSCOM Sector Skills Council’s certificationexamination.

The trainingwas imparted by Mind Map Consulting, one of India’s leading vocational trainingorganizationsThe benefitting colleges include SinhgadCollege of Engineering, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering and DY PatilCollege of Engineering from Pune, Somaiya College of Arts and Science and DattaMeghe College of Engineering and Technology from Mumbai and MCM DAV College forWomen from Chandigarh.

Whilecongratulating the students on their graduation, Mr. P. D. Mundhra,Co-founder and Executive Director, eClerx Services Ltd, said, “Thegraduation ceremony is the culmination of the program that prepares these youngaspirants for achieving their career goals. We are happy to have been able toequip this first batch of our eSkills Employability Enhancement programcandidates with new age skills, and hope that this proves beneficial to thestudents from under-served communities while becoming a source of sustainabletalent for our industry.”

Mr.Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, said. “We are glad to have partnered witheClerx to train the youth from underserved communities on key skills and makethem employment ready for any IT-BPM company to hire – A win-win for both, thesociety and the industry. Our partner, eClerx, through this initiative has helpedus to set an extraordinary example of how CSR money can be used for the benefitof creating more employment opportunities for the ever expanding youngpopulation of our country.”

Training wasimparted to the students in accordance to the guidelines set forth by theNational Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) through a classroom based,instructor led framework. The programme equipped the target beneficiaries withthe SSC NASSCOM Qualification Pack for CRM Non-Voice QP 2211 and AssociateAnalytics QP 2101.

Apart fromthe technical-knowledge-related curriculum, the programme also trainedbeneficiaries on life skills, functional English oral and written communicationskills, business etiquette, problem solving, time management, customerorientation, interview skills, and other soft skills enabling them to findemployment across the IT-BPM industry.

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