University of Kashmir, TCS alliance to improve employability skills of students
Under the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), it has joined forces with the University of Kashmir to improve the employability skills of students in Kashmir.
In a partnership to improve the employability skills of students of Kashmir, IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has joined hands with the University of Kashmir under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.
The official release of TCS reads, "Over the next three years, TCS will carry out its Youth Employment Program (YEP), BridgeIT, goIT, Ignite My Future (IMF) and Adult Literacy Program (ALP) that have already seen success in other parts of the country. Under the YEP, school and college students will be trained in 21st-century skills that are required to be successful in the digital economy. The training program covers English communication, corporate etiquette, analytical thinking, and problem-solving, basic computer and technical skills, and self-confidence."
"The University of Kashmir will play the role of a facilitator to create linkages for TCS to drive its goIT and IMF initiatives. goIT is a program for school students that increases interest in technology through design thinking, mobile app development, and mentorship from TCS employees. TCS Ignite My Future Program is a pioneering, transdisciplinary educator training and resource program which aims to transform the way students learn," added the release.
Professor Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, said, "Such collaboration between academia and the industry shall go a long way in fostering strong linkages for skill enhancement, proper placement and entrepreneurship development among students and youth. Strengthening such relationships with industry and corporates for building competencies and resulting in industry orientation for students will translate into timely placement and greater work efficiency. I urge more corporates to come forward to make the youth of Kashmir realize their potential."