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NASSCOM Foundation Event at The Plaza, Begumpet

Hyderabad, 26th October, 2017: Aricent and NASSCOM Foundation jointly announced the culmination of the first edition of ‘Arise by Aricent’ programme in Hyderabad with 900+ students successfully trained and certified from tier 2 and tier 3 colleges in and around Hyderabad.

Delivered through India’s leading vocational training provider–MindMap LLP and governed by NASSCOM Foundation, this On-Campus program equipped students from select colleges with skills ranging from basics like SDLC methodologies, to programming languages like JAVA, database management languages like SQL, API creation through Jdbc, project designing and software testing.

This program also trained them in essentials such as oral and written communication, business etiquettes, problem solving, time management, customer orientation, interview skills and other soft skills required to enhance their employment opportunities. The candidates were later assessed on the NDSC- SSC NASSCOM Qualification Parameter – QP 501 and certified as a software developer, enhancing their chances of employment.

From the 1400 students trained, 915 successfully cleared the 250 hours long rigorous training and examinations. A lot of these students have already started getting job offers fromcompanies like Google, Genpact, Amazon and IBM with average salary package of 3-5 LPA.

Felicitating the students, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary, IT, Telangana Government, said, “For our country to reap the benefits of the new opportunities, the serious problem of Skills gap needs to be addressed holistically. Right from identifying the Skills gaps, to developing a robust curriculum, training the trainers, and maintaining a strong oversight over the quality of delivery of the training modules, each part of the chain requires a dedicated and professional approach. I am glad Aricent Technologies in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation has considered it worthwhile to support a large batch of youth to be trained and open doors for their gainful placement. I do hope that other Software companies also emulate this successful model.”

Congratulating the students on their successful completion of the course, Mr. Ashwani Lal - Chairman CSR Committee and Chief Operations & Quality Officer, Aricent said, “We are humbled to see that Arise by Aricent programme has touched lives of so many students. I would congratulate and thank Mindmap and NASSCOM Foundation for supporting us in this journey of improving quality of engineering education. Quality enhancement in Engineering education is consciously chosen as a thematic area for Aricent CSR programs because it aligns with the vision of the Company and there lies our core strength too. I am sure our CSR programs will help us to contribute meaningfully in bridging the knowledge and skill gap existing in the IT & ITeS domain. It will facilitate availability of a new generation of educated and skilled engineers whose ability to use their knowledge and skill will determine future of IT & ITeS sector”.

NASSCOM Foundation’s CEO, Mr. Shrikant Sinha, said. “The key to exploit the true potential of our demographic dividend is to skill them and make them employable. As most of them are first generation graduates and belong to the underserved population, it is important to provide them with credible skilling opportunities. We are glad to have found an amazing partner in Aricent, who has been working with us since the last two years to up-skill underserved students from across India and make them employment ready for any IT-BPM company to hire – A ‘win-win’ for both, the society and the industry. We are happy to announce that together we have been able to train 6100+ students on employability driven skills and will renew this partnership for the third year to train 3000 more underserved students. This partnership also is a great example of how CSR money can be used for the benefit of creating more employment opportunities for the underserved youth.” 

The students are being provided ample opportunities to get job offers through various placement drives and job fairs being conducted by the Foundation and MindMap LLP.

Encouraged with the results of this year’s programme, The Arise by Aricent initiative plans to train 3000 more students on employability skills across India with a major chunk – 1000 coming from tier2 and tier 3 colleges in Hyderabad. 

About ARISE:
Aricent’s vision – ‘Engineering the future’ – leads us towards transforming lives through innovative product engineering services. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) intervention of the Company is an extension of this goal. As a philanthropic gesture, Aricent has always been responding to the immediate social needs of the society as per emergent needs. As the Company, has been in the IT domain for over 25 years and have deep domain knowledge of the industry so it decided to leverage this expertise for bridging knowledge and skill gaps existing in the Engineering domain. Hence, ‘Engineering Excellence’ has been consciously chosen as a thematic base for the CSR program.

Arise by Aricent Program is to create an Engineering workforce empowered with the necessary wherewithal required to be an empowered engineer and who are equipped with upgraded skills, knowledge and nationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment. It

ARISE by Aricent, aimed at creating employable skills for the engineering students from Tier II & III engineering colleges. Aricent being the largest global pure play engineering firm, as part of this initiative has planned to train and develop skills of engineering students from these colleges. Under the program, the students are trained in the Sector Skills Council developed Qualification pack for Junior Software Engineer. It includes training the candidates on core engineering skills as well as developing their professional acumen helping them become better professionals in the future. This skill training helps the students arise and realize their dreams of a great future by being provided with placement support at the end of the training.

About Aricent:
Aricent is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers in the digital era. We help our clients lead into the future by solving their most complex and mission critical issues through customized solutions. For decades, we have helped companies do new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value and capability in focused industries to help transform products, brands and companies. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and design, is a part of Aricent. Learn more about Aricent at https://www.aricent.com/

About NASSCOM Foundation: 
NASSCOM Foundation is a leading non-profit organization driving technology for good. The Foundation’s work is just as expansive and evolutionary as the potential that technology and corporate India entail. Drawing strength from its parent body NASSCOM, the Foundation works closely with four major stakeholders: NASSCOM member companies, NGOs, emerging social enterprises, and the government to foster a strategic relationship between technology and development. NASSCOM Foundation’s core initiatives include working for persons with disabilities, fostering innovative solutions for social good, creating unique skilling models for underserved communities, and digital literacy where it is the industry partner to the Govt. of India’s National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM / DiSHA).

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