NIIT said in a statement that the training programs will be offered through two initiatives – Foundation Skills in IT (FSIT) for engineering graduates and Global Business Foundation Skills (GBFS) for graduates for all streams.
“Nasscom Sector Skills Council (SSC) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), for three years, with NIIT to offer enhanced training programs to students through its training campuses all across the country,” NIIT.
The training program has been designed by Nasscom’s IT-ITeS SSC and the achievement levels are certified through the NAC-Tech assessments.
The collaboration between Nasscom’s SSC and NIIT aims to train over 1 lakh students over three years, starting with 30,000 students in the first year.
NAC-Tech (Nasscom assessment for competence in technology) is the test used by several IT companies in the country for engineering graduates they hire.
“NIIT’s training expertise together with Nasscom’s industry insights will empower college students across India,” said NIIT Chairman Rajendra Pawar.
The programs will have a duration of 120 hours each and cover topics ranging from technology to soft skills and professional skills and project management.
“This initiative is aimed to scale quality capacity of our graduates,” said Nasscom President Som Mittal.