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Nasscom, state govt tie up for BPO growth

india Updated: Jan 10, 2012 01:03 IST
Deevakar Anand

Software industry body The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Monday said it has partnered with the Haryana government and educational institutions to work together on increasing the level of local employment in the IT-BPO sector.

Nasscom’s regional council (Haryana) held a workshop that delved into career options for the youth in the BPO industry, and skill required for students to be better prepared for successful careers in the industry. Representatives of companies like Cognizant, Fidelity, IBM, Genpact and WNS shared their experiences on cultivating talent.

The initiative will focus on faculty training, summer internships and industry visits for government college students and organising job fairs for them.

“Apart from the issue of tapping the local talent, we also need to work on the capacity building of teachers who would eventually guide students to take the right steps towards employment,” said SS Prasad, state principal secretary, Higher Education, who led the delegation of the deans.

Prasad also announced the formation of a task force to take the education and employment mission forward in the state.

The task force, headed by the chief secretary, with members from the government, academia and industry, has already been approved by the state chief minister.

The first meeting of the task force is scheduled on January 20 in Chandigarh.