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Microsoft India has today announced that it has partnered with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to launch a pilot program for its skill development and job creation platform — Project Sangam. The two parties have signed a MoU to understand how such programs can benefit executives of the telecom sector and create a more viable skilling ecosystem.

Under this partnership, Microsoft India will provide a new robust platform to TSSC for them to onboard identified skilling partners, content creators, training candidates and potential employers. The pilot program will focus on imparting skills in the areas of ICTEC (Information, Communication Technology, Electronics & Cyber) but related to the telecom sector.

Commenting on this partnership, Lt. Gen SP Kochhar (Retd), CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council, said:

We are excited to partner with Microsoft in our efforts to train and skill India’s youth boost growth and productivity in the telecom sector. We believe Microsoft’s programs, tools and resources will empower telecom sector professionals with new-age competencies and narrow the existing gap between demand and supply of skills.

Using this platform, the council will be able to create course content compliant with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). The courses it designs can then be extended further by their partners and trainers with their own material content. This platform, as the blog post reads, will also provide Advanced Analytics and Insights to monitor and collect feedback about the said program.

 

Sanjeev Gupta, Country Manager Public Sector Microsoft India comments on this initiative as under:

We are pleased to bring the power of Microsoft cloud technologies and data analytics to the Telecom Sector Skill Council and look forward to supporting them in their mission to develop world-class skilled manpower for the Telecom industry in India.

Earlier this year, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella took center stage at Future Decoded event to announce Project Sangam. It is a cloud-based platform that leverages Azure to provide a one-of-its-kind skilling and job creation platform. The primary objective of this initiative is to impart knowledge and help make the job search process a tad bit easier.

This program can be accessed simply by using your Aadhaar card, where the 12-digit national identification number system will be utilized to help set up your account, which will be followed by the creation of a LinkedIn profile if you don’t already have one. Then, you will be asked to select your professional domain and get started with the learning process.

Those unaware with TSSC, Telecom Sector Skill Council is a Not for Profit partnership between the NSDC & the country’s telecom industry. With the excessive competition and boom in the sector due to the entry of Jio is now pushing the organization to develop world-class skilled manpower for the telecom industry – nationally & internationally.

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