Microsoft, TSSC To Develop Skills In India's Telecom Sector

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 23, 2017


Microsoft India today announced the signing of MoU with Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to drive skill development for the Indian Telecom industry through ‘Project Sangam.’

Announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earlier this year at Future Decoded, Project Sangam is a cloud hosted platform that leverages Azure services, as well as the power of LinkedIn, to provide an integrated mobile-first platform for skilling, and employment. The pilot is intended to skill candidates in the areas of ICTEC (Information, Communication Technology, Electronics & Cyber as related to Telecom) and connect them with jobs.

With this pilot, Microsoft India will provide TSCC a platform to onboard identified skilling partners, content creators, training candidates and potential employers. Using the platform, the sector council can create courses compliant with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). These courses can then be further extended by their partners and trainers with their own training material. The platform will also provide Advanced Analytics and Insights for monitoring and iteratively improving program success, the company said in a statement.

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,” Lt. Gen SP Kochhar (Retd), Chief Executive Officer Telecom Sector Skill Council said. 

Anil Bhansali, Managing Director, Microsoft India (R&D) Private Limited and Corporate Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise, said, “We believe technology can empower every Indian, and this MOU will take us further in that journey. Project Sangam is an important step in in helping play a role in bringing the power of Microsoft technology to accelerate the ‘Skill India’ mission.”

The Indian telecom sector is among the largest employment generating sectors in the country, which emphasizes the need for skilled manpower. Project Sangam enables blended online and offline, teaching and learning. It can strengthen the skilling eco-system in India and has the potential to benefit millions in the country.

TSSC is a PPP between NSDC & Telecom Industry, committed to develop world class skilled manpower for the Telecom Industry - Nationally & Internationally. In a short span of time TSSC has already enrolled 3,64,000 and certified 2,90,000 people in various segments of telecom sector. Today, it has more than 140 Industry Partners, 569 Academia Partners, 8 Assessment Partners, 26 State Government Partners and 507 Training Partners and now Taiwan as an International partner