ELGi, the Indian air compressor manufacturing company, has announced that it is going to build foundational digital skills so that employees can work in a digitally-enabled environment and add value to work, beyond what is automated by machines and technology. Employees will need these skills to continuously adapt to the evolving digital environment at workplaces. More than 1000 employees at ELGi will benefit from this digital skilling programme called Future Skills Prime. The initiative has been taken by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the Government of India, NASSCOM, and the IT industry.
The Company is partnering with NASCOMM to make this happen.
“Our purpose is to provide the best experience at each stakeholder touch-point. In our journey towards this purpose, we recognise that emerging digital technologies will be central pillars in providing such an experience. Be it customers, employees, or investors, digital can substantially and significantly enhance the experience. This has to be architected by our people, and the starting point is to imagine the opportunities through the lens of digital technologies. To enable each employee in our organisation to do this, it is imperative that they have a foundational knowledge of the various digital technologies. We’re committed to ensuring that all of our employees are digitally proficient and conversant with digital technologies as we adapt to the future,” shares Jairam Varadaraj, managing director of ELGi Equipments.
The Future Skills Prime initiative aims to solve upskilling challenges, training employees in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data analytics, robotic process automation, and more. The registered candidates can develop core proficient skills, take aptitude diagnostics tests, acquire SSC NASSCOM certifications and scholarships, and become more digitally fluent.
“Now more than ever, the need for each citizen to get equipped with the skills of emerging technologies is of paramount importance, to leverage the waves of opportunity rising up through this digital transformation we are going through. It is also important for each individual to talk the language of ‘digital’ and stay in tune with the world that is changing rapidly around us. FutureSkills Prime has a vision to make individuals from across sectors, and across job roles digitally fluent,” says Kirti Seth, CEO, SSC NASSCOM.
Seth is proud that their “voice has been recognised by industries across sectors. The fact that ELGi Equipments, is going to leverage FutureSkills Prime to build the digital quotient of their employees, is a strong signal of how this need cuts across all industries and domains.”
This is just the beginning of “an exciting learning journey to not just build on their technological foundations but unleash a fresh burst of creativity,” says Seth. He added that this digitally ready workforce “will be the key to not just exponential growth of the company but will contribute to India’s dream of creating a trillion dollar digital economy.”