IBM launches ‘New Collar’ curriculum with MSDE

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The two-year advanced technical diploma programme, by IBM, will be offered at three Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)—Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Noida.

IBM and the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) have co-created and designed a first-of-its kind New Collar curriculum.

The two-year advanced technical diploma programme, by IBM, will be offered at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).

This is part of IBM’s global commitment to create a job-ready workforce and to build the next generation of skills needed for New Collar careers—positions that do not always require a college degree but rather sought-after technology skills.

Starting in the first quarter of 2018, the course will be available at two it is, in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, and one women’s only ITI in NOIDA.

The programme will include industry-relevant courses on hardware maintenance, web development, cloud-based development and deployment, analytics and soft skills training. Students who have passed the 12th grade can seek admission. Post the successful completion of the course, students will be offered a five-month paid internship at IBM.

Approved by NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training) as a Level 6 NSQF programme, this course will deeply focus on creating a workforce, which meets industry’s evolving skill needs. The holistic approach of the modules will cover partnering with the industry, adopting new learning technologies and delivering experience-based, applied learning.

“Technology continues to be a key transformational lever, not just for India, but for countries across the world. Our collaboration with MSDE reiterates IBM’s deep commitment to up-skilling India in this era of digital inclusion. As a part of this advanced diploma, we are working closely with the Government and academia to expand and scale these programmes. IBM strongly believes that such industry and Government partnerships can go a long way in tapping the immense potential that India’s young and vibrant workforce has,” said Chaitanya Sreenivas, vice president and HR head, IBM India.

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