AISECT, which is India’s leading Social Enterprise working in the area of skill development, has partnered with Microfocus HPE to train over 500 students in a year on high-end niche skills and create a pool of trained manpower on skills which are in high demand in the market. Under the partnership, AISECT aims to deliver skilling not only through ICT-based classroom sessions but also assist students with live and semi-live projects, virtual internships, on the job training as well as placement support.
Micro Focus International plc is a multinational software and information technology business based in England. The firm provides software and consultancy. After the acquisition of Micro Focus by Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s software business segment, it is now termed as Microfocus HPE.
AISECT’s association with Microfocus HPE will have two major streams – Retail and Integrated B.Tech Programmes. Students will be provided specialization courses across five skills, i.e. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, DevOps & Dockers, Cyber Security, Big Data and Quality Engineering. The training will be provided in three phases starting with AISECT Group of Universities across five cities, including Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, Bhopal and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, Hazaribagh in Jharkhand and Vaishali in Bihar. The programme will later spread to other cities including Bangalore in Karnataka, Hyderabad in Telangana, Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Jaipur in Rajasthan, along with North Eastern states.
Talking about the partnership, AISECT’s Executive Vice President Mr. Siddharth Chaturvedi said, “With this partnership, we are hoping to bridge the skills gap that exists in the IT industry due to the rapidly changing industry requirements. We will be providing joint certification to the students where Microfocus will be the Subject Matter Expert and AISECT will be the Implementer. The two organizations will work in tandem to create the courses. Combining the subject expertise of Microfocus with our experience in the skilling sector and knowledge of the market demand, we hope to create a pool of trained manpower ready for future jobs.”
Under the Retail Programme, the students will be provided 180-200 hours of training, which will be spread over three months. The training will be done through the widespread network of over 20,000 AISECT Centres, 12 State Offices and 28 Regional Offices spread across 475 Districts, 1500 Blocks and 7200 Panchayats in 29 States and 3 Union Territories. To be eligible for the Retail Programme, candidates need to be at least 12th pass and fulfill the eligibility criteria for the specialization course they want to pursue. All the courses under the programme will also have projects and industry exposure through mentors from the industry.
Under the 1 Year and 2 Year B.Tech Integrated Programmes, students can opt for the specialization course of their choice along with their regular courses at any of the five universities under the AISECT Group of Universities. These courses will have virtual internships with Fortune 500 companies and live/semi-live projects before the final year and placements. The above said programme are not restricted only for IT vertical but students from other allied courses will also be eligible for the integrated programme.
Students and professionals from other allied and relevant fields will also have an option to enroll in these programmes and up-skill themselves for better job roles and profiles. Youth in the age group of about 21 to 30 would be the primary beneficiaries of these programmes.
Launched in 1985, AISECT works in semi-urban and rural parts of the country to empower people through skill development, Higher Education, Financial Inclusion, e-Governance and other ICT-based services avenue. It is spearheading numerous skill development initiatives of the Central and State Governments like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra, Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, National Skills Qualification Framework,National Urban Livelihood Mission, State Skill Development Missions, etc. Till date, the organization has successfully trained over 20 lakh people at the small town, district, block and panchayat level areas across India. Till date, the organization has imparted skills-based training to over 20 lakh people, created employment opportunities within the network for more than 75,000 people and empowered the lives of over 50 lakh people through various innovative products and services.