Bangalore, Apr 7 UNI | 4 months ago

Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) in partnership with World Trade Center Bangalore, Cisco, ITI, and UTL, today, organised the Skills Conclave to promote Skills Development for the Telecom sector, taking forward their collective vision of imparting skills training to 80,000 youth across India over the next 18 months.

TSSC is an industry led body jointly promoted by The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA), Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) with Governing body Members including DEITY, IIM and NSDC.

It is mandated to facilitate training of 80,000 people and help infuse Rs 80 crore Government support for skilling in Telecom Domain under the recently launched National Skill Certification and Monetary (STAR) Scheme and is the implementing agency for STAR Scheme for the Telecom Sector. TSSC envisages to skill 5 Million people by the year 2022. The event was addressed by Mr. Aravind Sitaraman, President, Inclusive Growth Cisco and Mr K L Dhingra, CMD ITI Ltd. TSSC chief Lt Gen S P Kochhar, complimented Cisco, ITI Ltd and UTL for taking proactive initiatives for rolling out industry relevant courses in the Telecom Sector, through their respective centers spread across the country. He was optimistic that these partnerships would strive towards maintaining quality and standards in training and delivery mechanisms.

"The National Telecom Policy - 2012 recognises that the rapid growth in the Telecom Sector requires to be supported by an enhanced pace of human capital formation and capacity building," he said.

(Posted on 07-04-2014)